The “International Summer School on Migration” is organised within the framework of two EU- funded projects, namely, the “Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership in Azerbaijan” (MOBILAZE 2) project and the “Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action” (PP DATA) initiative – component of the Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF). The projects are implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
The purpose and an ultimate objective of the one-week Summer School is to further develop and foster critical academic exchange and reflection on migration issues among master students and young professionals of different disciplines. The programme of the Summer School focuses on research-oriented, multidisciplinary and innovative academic courses on issues related to the migration situation and policy in the EU and its Eastern neighbourhood. Understanding that frontal teaching hardly leads to effective achievement of learning objectives, the organisers of the Summer School specifically strive to provide the opportunity for participants to join different workshops led by prominent migration experts in addition to the lectures. Teaching will be accompanied by research, practical exercises and interactive discussions. Finally, in order to have a complete learning cycle, participants will have the chance to develop, finalise and present small-scale projects during the Summer School (such as development of a survey, evaluation and legal analysis, etc.).
International academic experts from i.a. the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, University of Sussex, and the Maastricht University Graduate School of Governance and ICMPD will lecture and mentor students. The academia experts will provide an overview on different migration topics such as introduction to migration studies, migration and development, migration and economy, perception of migrants, migration law, migration data, etc. In total, up to 40 students from migration studies, journalism, media studies, international law, migration law, economy, demography, history or social and political sciences can take part in the summer school. Young professionals working on migration issues are strongly encouraged to apply as well.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- Citizens from Azerbaijan are eligible to apply. Some spots will be available for Azerbaijani applicants living in the EU.
- Ukrainian students and young professionals residing in the EU.
- Strong interest in migration-related issues covered by the programme of the international summer school (see below and application form).
- A profound knowledge (written and oral) of English language (please provide certificate if available).
- Student of media, international law, migration law, economy, migration studies, history, demography and social and political sciences or a related field.
- Professional staff of state institutions involved in migration management.
- Member of civil society organisations in the field of migration.
The Summer School will be held in English language, thus a proficient knowledge of English is required. As a guide, foreign-language English speakers should be able to obtain a score of 7.00 in ELTS/IELTS or 570 in TOEFL.
All participants will receive full board and lodge free of charge, travel costs will be covered by the projects. No participation fee will be charged. Students of the above mentioned disciplines, as well as young professionals from state institutions and civil society organisations working on relevant migration topics are strongly encouraged to apply.
Documents to be submitted when applying for the Summer School (all in English):
- Filled-out application form
- CV (Europass format)
- English language certificate (optional, if available)
- Recommendation letter from university or workplace
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.