ICMPD International Summer School on Migration

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Dates: 30 June to 6 July 2019
Host Country: Georgia
Eligible countries: Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Russia,Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

The “International Summer School on Migration” is organised within the framework of three EUfunded projects, namely, the “Support to Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan” (MOBILAZE) project, the “Sustaining Migration Management in Georgia” (ENIGMMA 2) project and the “Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action” (PP DATA) initiative – Strand C of the Mobility Partnership Facility II project. All projects are being implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
The Summer School takes place in Georgia from 30 June to 6 July 2019.

The purpose of the one-week Summer School is to 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 features research-oriented, multidisciplinary and
innovative courses addressing the migration situation and policy in the EU and worldwide. Understanding that frontal teaching hardly leads to effective achievement of learning objectives, the organisers 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 complete the 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 the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, University of Sussex, the Sorbonne University School of Economics, the Danube University Krems, VU Amsterdam, University Leiden and the Maastricht University Graduate School of Governance and ICMPD will lecture and mentor the students. They will address the following issues: introduction to migration studies, migration and development, migration and the economy, perception of migrants, migration law, migration data, etc. In total, up to 75 students from migration studies, journalism/ media studies, international law/migration law, economy, demography, history and/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 the following countries are eligible to apply:
 Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Russia,Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
 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)
 Students of media, international law/migration law, economy, migration studies, history, demography, social and political sciences or a related field
 Professional staff of state institutions involved in migration management in the above mentioned countries  Members of civil society organisations in the field of migration in the above mentioned countries
 Excellent intercultural skills taking the international character of the summer school into account.

All students will receive full board and lodge free of charge, travel costs will be covered by the projects. No participation fee will be charged. All logistical and administrative issues such as flight and hotel booking, transport, etc. will be organised by the ICMPD summer school team. Thus, potential participants shall not engage in any logistical preparations themselves. 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
Please submit the filled-out application together with accompanying documents to The deadline for application is 31 March 2019

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