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ELGS Migration Summer School

A unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece

  • Α 7-day program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview of the most important theoretical debates and research findings on migration and social exclusion.
  • Open for Practitioners and Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.)
  • On-Site Visits to Reception Facilities & NGOs
  • Meet key academics and experts working in the field
  • Esp. for PhDs: Get feedback on your work

The Structure of the Program

The 3rd Migration Summer School (MIGSS) has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues of social exclusion of immigrants and refugees and a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe, with a particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by international professors and experts, as well as a day of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that support refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. This program is organized by the European Law & Governance School, and will operate out of the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece.

Field Trip

In conjunction with the seminars, the program includes a day of study visits. Athens provides an ultimate setting for carrying out this program, as Athens comprises the main city of temporary or permanent stay for immigrants and refugees in the country and offers a unique environment that facilitates participants’ deeper engagement. Participants will be given the unique opportunity to interact with immigrants, refugees and representatives of organizations that provide support to them by conducting a study visit to key locations such as (indicatively):

  • Accommodation Center for Migrants and Refugees in Thiva, Central Greece;
  • Eleonas Open Reception Facility of Third-Country Nationals, Attica;
  • Melissa Network: Network of Migrant Women in Greece, Promoting Empowerment, Communication and Active Citizenship, Athens, Attica;
  • G2RED – Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, Athens, Attica;
  • Immigrant and Refugee Integration Center of the Municipality of Athens, Athens, Attica.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of the program. The program does not require any written work to be submitted, nor exams to be taken.

The program takes place at the EPLO facilities in Sounion one hour away from Athens by car, overlooking the Aegean Sea, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests. Participants will have access to the facilities of the EPLO which include a library, study room, and sports facilities.

Addressed to:  applicants from all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al). Applicants are welcome from the postgraduate level and up: PhD candidates, researchers, NGOs 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. Cost of the Program: 500€ which covers tuition, light working lunch on a daily basis, and transportation on the day of the site visits. Accommodation packages are available at extra cost.

How to apply: Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to info@eplo.intT: +30 211 311 0 671

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