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ELGS Migration Summer School 2020


20-25 July 2020

Precarious integration? Migrants, Refugees, Rights & Policies

Will run according to schedule in Greece but will also be offered 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

In this context, the course 4rth Migration Summer School (MIGSS): Precarious integration? Migrants, Refugees, Rights & Policies has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues regarding the integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.

The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe, with particular focus on the current situation. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts. This program is organized in collaboration with the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will be implemented at the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece. This School will take place from 20th July to 25th July, 2020.

Due to the conditions imposed by COVID-19 the MIGSS is scheduled to run according to plan with taught courses but exceptionally for this summer will also be offered ONLINE with synchronous e-learning and with relevant adjustments to the program and a slightly reduced cost. Those who wish to participate in the online mode of the program they should follow the application process as is for the taught program but make sure to state clearly that they apply for the online program.


This program will offer participants insights into migration in Europe, highlighting its growing relevance for the worldwide discussion on migration and refugee integration policies and combating social exclusion in Europe. It will help them develop a broad theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants and refugees, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.

On a scientific level the program aims to develop arguments in relevance to social exclusion and integration in the context of migrant and refugee movements, to assess the implementation of policies, the causes and effects of the migration and refugee flows on European societies of reception and on the migrant/refugee populations themselves and to provide motivation for further research in the field.

2020 Program

This week-long course will be taught by academics and experts from European and International Universities, Institutes and research centers:

Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Marco Martiniello, Professor of Sociology, Research Director FNRS, Director, Centre d’Etudes de l'Ethnicité et des Migrations (CEDEM), Vice-Doyen à la Recherche, Université de Liège, Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Belgium.

Heracles Moskoff, PhD, Greek National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, PhD, University of West Attica and EPLO.

Apostolos Veizis, Director of Medical Operational Support Department, HQ of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Greek Section

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

Lefteris Papagiannakis, Head of Advocacy, Policy and Research SOLIDARITYNOW

Course Leader: Theodoros Fouskas, PhD, Sociologist

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. We attach the daily program allocated to the lectures.

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 2020.

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

585€, for those attending the taught program.

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

Applications deadline extended to: July 10, 2020

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.

State clearly whether you aim for the online or the taught program.


Practical Information:

Accomodation (only for those wishing to follow the taught program)

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


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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