Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities

What are the legal, political & human ramifications of the current refugee crisis? How should states deal with the highest number of forcibly displaced people (65 million) since WWII?


What are the forces behind this number? How do international organizations and sovereign state respond to the challenge of millions of displaced persons? And what about the refugees themselves? Are they interested to permanently settle in Europe or are they better off in countries ‘in the region’? How can they, given their diverse backgrounds, be integrated best into European societies? 

This interdisciplinary two-week course introduces students to key issues in the legal, (geo)political, sociological and anthropological analysis of forced migration. It enables students to understand the context in which forced migration takes place, the social change this triggers in hosting communities and the efforts needed to successfully integrate newcomers. 

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Academic dates:  9 July - 21 July 2017
Housing dates:

9 July - 24 July 2017

Academic Director:

Evelien van Roemburg

Application due date: 15 April 2017

 


Mode
Short-term
Credits
4 ECTS, 2 weeks
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
July

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office