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ELGS Migration Summer School 2021

MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

26-31 July, 2021

Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Will run ONLINE in sychronous e-learning mode.

  • Α week-long program in English will investigate the developments, challenges, integration and social exclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe as well as in reception societies.
  • Open for Practitioners, NGO Professionals, Researchers & Post-Graduate Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, and Economics et al.)
  • Meet key academics and experts working in the field
  • The two days of on-Site visits to Reception facilities and NGOs will not be conducted this year due to the COVID-19 precaution measures. Extra lectures have been added to the program
  • Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar.

The structure of the Program

As the World Health Organization (WHO) states, asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants are exposed to increased risks of contracting diseases, such as COVID-19, as they live mostly in overcrowded facilities and conditions without necessary public health conditions. How the pandemic has affected migrants, asylum seekers and refugees regarding their health, employment, education, coexistence and their integration, as well as, policy responses and public opinion? This program will help participants to develop a broad theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this context, the course 5th Migration Summer School (MIGSS): “Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic” has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on the integration of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.

The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of the current situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate online by EPLO. This School will take place from 26th to 31th July, 2021.

About the course

This six-day course 5th Migration Summer School (MIGSS): “Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic” will investigate pandemic has affected immigrants and will take into consideration the reception countries’ policy responses.

2021 Program

Giovanna Campani, Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence (UniFI), Italy.

Teresa Terrón-Caro, Professor, Department of Education and Social Psychology, Vice Dean of Quality and Teaching Coordination, Faculty of Social Sciences, University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain.

Theodoros Fouskas, Assistant Professor (elected), Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, Greece.

Gerassimos Karabelias, Professor, Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Director of METHEXI Lab.

Fabiola Ortega de Mora,  Contracted University Professor Trainer of the Department of Education and Social Psychology, Area of ​​Theory and History of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.

George Tsobanoglou, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Director of Sociology of Work Lab (ergon-axia), Greece

Apostolos Veizis, MD, Executive Director, INTERSOS Hellas.

Course Leader: Theodoros Fouskas, Assistant Professor (elected), Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attic, Greece

Field Trips

Please be informed that due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the field trips of the Migration Summer School that have been provisionally scheduled, will not take place. The site visits have been replaced by extra hours of lecture. 

Certificate of Attendance

Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of the program, after demonstrating their full and active participation throughout the seven-day course. The program does not require written work to be submitted or exams to be taken.

Credits info

8 ECTS: Participants who wish to obtain ECTS are required to submit an essay of approx. 5.000 words at the end of the Summer School on a topic related to the topics of the MIGSS and supervised by a lecturer of the course. Deadline for essay submission: 1st September 2021.

Addressed to:

As this program is interdisciplinary in nature, it is open to all disciplines (such as Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.) and applicants are welcome from the postgraduate level and up, PhD candidates, researchers, NGO professionals. Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar, pending a minimum of five students are enrolled in the seminar.

 

Tuition Fees of the program

490€ for those attending the online synchronous e-learning mode.

Applications deadline: July 16, 2021

How to apply: Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to summerschools@elgs.eu, T: +30 211 311 0 671.

 

Practical Information:

Accomodation (NOT APPLICABLE THIS YEAR)

Students are invited to secure their own accommodation and transportation, or may opt for an accommodation package that is provided through the EPLO.

Participants will be accommodated at the seaside premises of the EPLO at Sounion, Greece or at a partner hotel. Accommodation is on a first-come-first-serve basis and students interested in this package should inquire at summerschools@elgs.eu

Facilities

The program takes place at EPLO facilities in Sounion, one hour away from Athens by car, overlook the Aegean Sea and are located by the bay of Cape Sounion, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests.

Participants will have access to EPLO facilities, which include a resource library, study room, and sports facilities.

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop in order to study relevant references and reading material including statistics, maps, reports, scientific articles on aspects of the phenomenon of migration and refugee flows and presentations used by the speakers.

 

 

 

MIGSS 2020: Professor Marco Martiniello during the online lessons with the students
MIGSS 2020: Professor Lefteris Papagiannakis during the online lessons with the students
Professors Giovanna Campani and Theodoros Fouskas during the online lessons with the students
Professors Giovanna Campani and Theodoros Fouskas during the online lessons with the students

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