Summer School - Global and Regional Migration Governance, 18-29 June 2018, Switzerland

Publish Date: Mar 02, 2018

Deadline: Apr 15, 2018

Event Dates: from Jun 18, 2018 12:00 to Jun 29, 2018 12:00

Summer School - Global and Regional Migration Governance, 18-29 June 2018, Switzerland

Course description

The summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss about structures, actors, processes and challenges of global and regional migration governance in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners from pertinent international organizations and NGOs based in Geneva. This will be achieved through lectures from academics and experts in the field and visits of leading organizations and NGOs like ILO, IOM, UNHCR and ICRC in combination with targeted workshops.

Next to lectures on the causes, forms and implications of forced and voluntary migration, the focus will be on the multi-layered governance of international mobility, migrant rights, and refugee protection. Academic lectures will include inputs from different social science disciplines including law, political science, sociology and international relations. Students will learn about the main commonalities and differences in how states regulate the entry and stay of the different categories of international migrants before getting to know the principal structures and regulations addressing these questions at the level of regions and international institutions.

Benefiting from targeted lectures by regional experts and representatives of international organizations, particular emphasis will be put on the role of regional initiatives in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe in interaction with multilateral institutions in promoting international cooperation on migration governance. Herewith, the Summer School directly addresses the agenda laid down by the United Nations' New York Declaration on Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees adopted on 19 September 2016.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will have a profound understanding of the state of play of international (regional and global) migration policy, politics and law today and will have established a network of contacts with academics and practitioners working in the field. This will allow them to either orient their future studies or refresh and extend existing knowledge.

Target Audience

Upper year undergraduates, graduate students and professionals with an interest in migration policy.


Participants are evaluated based on a group presentation on the last days of the two-weeks summer school (4 ECTS). Students wanting to acquire 6 ECTS have the opportunity to do so on the basis of a satisfactory take-home paper, to be written within a month after the end of the summer school.

Students will be provided with a Certificate of Completion for their course if they satisfy attendance.

Please note that this is not an official University of Geneva transcript, as Geneva Summer Schools courses are not accredited University of Geneva courses. It is the students’ responsibility to validate their course for credit at their home university before commencing the summer school, as specified in  Regulations.

Application Requirements

1) Prepare a valid web link to these three required documents:

  • CV (to be uploaded as a pdf or word document): academic and professional resume.
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 500 words, to be uploaded as a pdf or word document): explain briefly your motivations to take part in the Geneva Summer Schools.
  • A reference letter (professor, employer...etc) (to be uploaded as a pdf or word document): the reference comes from a professional or academic acquaintance.

2) Fill in the application form (link below)

  • Complete all required fields (*) of the application form.

3) Language requirement

  • Applicants must possess a sufficient command of the language of instruction of the course, demonstrated in their motivation letter, studies and work experience.

Only fill in and submit the application form when having all information and documents available. 

Only complete applications will be considered.

Terms and conditions

  • Consult the Geneva Summer Schools regulations and payment conditions.
  • A limited number of partial or full tuition waivers are available. Please note that only financial reasons are valuable criteria for the waiver. Indicate your reasons in your motivation letter.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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