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ELGS Migration Summer School 2020

MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

20-25 July 2020

Precarious integration? Migrants, Refugees, Rights & Policies

Will run according to schedule in Greece. 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.)
  • Two days of on-Site Visits to Reception Facilities & NGOs
  • Meet key academics and experts working in the field
  • 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, as well as through two days of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that provide services to refugees and migrants. 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 elearning 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.

Goals

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.

Course Leader: Theodoros Fouskas, PhD, Sociologist

Field Trips

In conjunction with the lectures, the program includes two days of field trips. Athens (Attica) and Thiva (Central Greece) provide ideal settings for implementing this program and offer unique environments that facilitates deep involvement of participants. Participants will be given the unique opportunity to interact with migrants, refugees and representatives of organizations that provide support to them, by conducting study visits to key locations such as (indicative):

Day 1

  • IOM - Accommodation Center for Migrants and Refugees in Thiva, Central Greece.
  • Asylum Service, Ministry for Migration Policy.

Day 2

  • 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.
  • IOM - Open Centre for Migrants registered for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (OCAVRR).

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.

 

Practical Information:

Accomodation

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

Classes will take place daily at the seaside premises of the EPLO at Sounion, Greece, except on the two days of field trips. 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.

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.

Cost of the program

585€, which cover tuition and transportations on the days of the field trips.

490€ for the online synchronous e-learning mode.

Applications deadline extended to: May 29, 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.

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. Accommodation packages are available upon request.

 

 

MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL 2019
Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Students during the courses
From the classroom with Prof. Bridget Anderson
Prof. Nadina Christopoulou, Ph.D. University of Cambridge, Anthropologist, and Co-founder/Coordinator of Melissa Network during his speech
Prof. Tina Stavrinaki, Lawyer, Ph.D. University Paris 2, Assistant Coordinator of the Racist Violence Recording Network.
Prof. Tina Stavrinaki, Lawyer, Ph.D. University Paris 2, Assistant Coordinator of the Racist Violence Recording Network.
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Dep. Mayor for Immigrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Municipality of Athens, Greece
Prof. Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, Ph.D., University of West Attica (UNIWA) and EPLO, Greece.
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Dep. Mayor for Immigrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Municipality of Athens, Greece
Study visit in Accommodation Center for Migrants and Refugees in Thiva, Central Greece
Study visit in Melissa Network, Network of Migrant Women in Greece
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Dep. Mayor for Immigrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Municipality of Athens, Greece
Prof. Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, Ph.D., University of West Attica (UNIWA) and EPLO, Greece.
Prof. Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, Ph.D., University of West Attica (UNIWA) and EPLO, Greece.
Prof. Tugce Kilic, PhD Researcher, Doctoral School and Political Science, Szegend University, Hungary
Prof. Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, Ph.D., University of West Attica (UNIWA), Prof. Tugce Kilic, PhD Researcher, Doctoral School and Political Science, Szegend University, Hungary
Paraskevi Gikopoulou, PhD, University of Warwick, Sociologist, External Research Associate, Department of Public Health Policy, University of West Attica, Greece

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