Summer School on Migration Studies, 4 - 10 September 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Publish Date: Mar 10, 2016

Deadline: Apr 30, 2016

Event Dates: from Sep 04, 2016 12:00 to Sep 10, 2016 12:00

IOM International Organization for Migration Prague & Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre) invites students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals to attend 8th international Summers School on Migration Studies. The program will be held from 4th to 10th September 2016 in Prague. 

The seven days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts will be unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: integration, trafficking in human beings, migration and development, environmental migration, migration and gender, migration law and others.    

IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It was attended by more than 300 students and professionals from 50 countries who listed lectures presented by following experts:

Joaquín Arango, Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid

Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex

Heinz Fassmann, University of Vienna

Philippe De Bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Lori Hunter – University of Colorado in Boulder

Jiří Pehe, Director of the New York University in Prague

Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of ”America’s Voice”, Washington DC

Michael Dinwiddie, University of New York

Romi Mukherjee, Sciences Po-Paris

J.C. Mutchler, The University of Arizona

Salim Murad, University of South Bohemia and EMMIR

Many others distinguished experts from academia, IOM Geneva and Brussels, OSCE, state administration (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Development Agency, ACIDI Portugal, MA17 Vienna, etc.), non-governmental organizations (La Strada, Charitas, etc.) as well as migrants’ organizations and communities.

For 2016 program following experts have confirmed participation so far:    

Adrian Bailey,  Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University - "Legal status matters" 

Ferruccio Pastore,  Director of FIERI International and European Forum for Migration Research in Torino - "The Euro-Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Southern European Perspective".

Irina Todorova - Counter-trafficking of Human Beings (THB) specialist IOM Brussels

Michal Kaplan - Director of Czech Development Agency

Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Realities and Myths

Petra Ezzeddine, Ph.D., Faculty of Humanities, Charles University – Migration and Gender

Michal Vašečka, Masaryk University in Brno - Migration and Integration

Robert Stojanov, Geographic Migration Centre - Migration and Climate Change

Lucie Sládková, Chief of Mission IOM Prague - Trafficking in Human Beings

and many others

For on-line application please click HERE . All applicants will be informed during 10 days after their application. Final deadline for application is April 30 2016. 

We will published here Instructions and other detail information for applicants. 

The participants fee for 2016 program is 200 €. The fee includes the accommodation for 6 nights (Sunday, 4.9. to Saturday 10. 9.), 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches, certificate, refreshemnet during coffee breaks, teaching materials, cerificate, cost for lecturers and organizers. The accommodation will be students´ dormitory (2 persons in a room + a jointly shared bathroom) KAJETANKA in Prague. For participants who are not in need of the accommodation or have some other special queries, please contact the organizers at

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