MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL (MIGSS) 2019
Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe
22-27 July, 2019
A unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece
- Α week-long program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview 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.
- Open for Practitioners and Master’s level Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, 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
2019 MIGSS: Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe
Over the past years, Europe and especially Southern European Countries have faced the largest flow of refugees and immigrants in their recent history. No one can ignore the social controversies, the policy inadequacies and the tragedies that accompany migration as well as the precarious life immigrants and refugees of all ages and both genders are forced to endure. They battle to survive in the social margins while their social and human rights are encroached upon. Migration has social repercussions on both the reception society and the migrant populations. Even in these times of deep economic recession, European countries are perceived as lands of hope by impoverished populations. The phenomenon has put pressure on and affects both citizens and migrants, regarding: demography, community and association organization, religion, employment public health, education, border control and public order, housing, deviant activities, rise in racism and xenophobia. A dominant question for migration policymakers has been how to integrate the incoming populations into society. Addressing and managing migration are issues of fundamental concern to reception countries whose efforts, in order to be effective, must be targeted at economic, social and cultural issues. This course will offer anupdated overview of the most important theoretical debates and research findings on migration, social exclusion and integration.
In this context, the 3rd Migration Summer School (MIGSS): Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues regarding theintegration of immigrants 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 in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts, as well as through a day of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that support refugees, and immigrants. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate out of the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece. This School will take place from 22nd July to 27thJuly, 2019
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, 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 immigrant and refugee movements, to assess the causes and effects of the migration and refugee crisis on European societies of reception and onthe migrant populations themselves and to provide motivation for further research in the field.
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