Summer School - Migration in Southern Europe: Solidarity, Crisis and Beyond, July - 1 August 2017, Greece

Publish Date: May 25, 2017

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017

2017 Summer School on:


July 24-August 1, 2017, Premises of the EPLO at Sounion, Greece

About the Summer School 

  • Α 7-day Summer program in English which updates you on the developments, challenges & impact of the migration and refugee crisis in Southern Europe with a particular focus on Italy, Spain and Greece.
  • Explores the prospects for improving the current management of issues and relevant social policies.
  • Open for Practitioners and Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations,Human Rights, Economics et al.)
  • On-Site Visits to 3-5 Reception Facilities & NGOs
  • Meet key academics and experts working in the field
  • Especially for PhD students: get feedback on your work

This seven-day course “Migration in Southern Europe: Solidarity, Crisis and Beyond” will investigate the developments, challenges and the impact of the migration and refugee crisis on southern European societies and on migrant populations. It will also explore the prospects for improving the current management of issues and relevant social policies.

In conjunction with the lectures and seminars, the program includes a full-day of study visits to facilities and organizations in the Attica region that receive and support refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Athens provides an ultimate setting for carrying out this program, as it comprises the main city of temporary or permanent stay for immigrants and refugees in Greece, and offers a unique environment that facilitates participants’ deeper engagement with the issues at hand. 

To Whom it is Addressed

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 undergraduate level of studies and up, including but not limited to postgraduate students, PhD candidates, researchers, NGOs professionals. Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar.

Invited Speakers for 2017

We are pleased to announce that the speakers for the 2017 Summer School on Migration in Southern Europe will be:

Alex Afouxenidis, Senior Researcher, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), Greece.

Dia Anagnostou, Assistant Professor of Politics and Senior Research Fellow, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece.

Alessio D’Angelo, Co-Director, Social Policy Research Centre, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Department of Criminology and Sociology, School of Law, Middlesex University, United Kingdom.

Daniel Esdras, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Greece.

Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, PhD, Laboratory Assistant (2016-2017), Department of Social Work, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens, Greece.

Sona Kalantaryan, Research Associate, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute (EUI), Italy.

Konstantinos Kazanas, Save the Children, Europe Refugee and Migrant Crisis – Greece Response Team, Greece.

Lefteris Papagiannakis, Deputy Mayor of Immigrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Municipality of Athens, Greece.

Iordanis Psimmenos, Professor of Sociology and Migration, Department of Social Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece.

María José Castaño Reyero, Researcher, Institute for Migration Studies, Universidad Pontificia Comillas of Madrid, Spain.

Angelos Syrigos, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece.

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

Teaching will be conducted in English.


The tuition fee for the program is 380 € per person and includes:

  • Tuition
  • Light working lunch
  • Return Transportation to/from the EPLO premises on the day of the site visits
  • Access to the facilities of the EPLO including the EPLO library and online databases
  • Participation in the PhD Seminar
  • Certificate of Attendance

If you are interested in accommodation at the premises of the EPLO at Legraina, Sounion kindly contact the secretariat at and note that accommodation is limited. Room rates start at the price of 30€ per person per night in a double standard room.

How to apply

Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation to


Closing date for applications: June 30, 2017.

We strongly encourage early applications because spaces on the program are limited. 

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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