11 April 2013

IX Migration Summer School: “Theories, Methods and Policies”, European University Institute, Florence
17th June – 28th June 2013
Deadline for application: 15 April 2013

International migration has become an all-important issue for the world as a whole, and for the European Union and its neighbourhood in particular. People crossing international borders bring with them a baggage of different cultural, social and political experiences, which then they negotiate with the host society. This dynamic, two-way process of integration has, however, impacts on societies of origin as well. This year we ask a crucial question: How is integration negotiated between the sending and receiving countries? Participants of the IX Migration Summer School on “Theories, Methods and Policies” will explore the answers to this question. Through this lens they will analyse the interactions of the regions of origin and the regions of destination; migration policies and the regulation of migration; and processes of social cohesion.
Teaching will be accompanied by research work and practical debates. Participants will be encouraged to translate perceived societal problems into social scientific research questions, and to contribute to the solution of these problems by combining insights from demographic, economic, legal and sociological approaches.
The Summer School will coincide with the annual Migration Policy Centre Conference. Therefore the participants will attend the debates and discussions held at this occasion, as well as a roundtable especially organised for them with EU Commissionner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström.
Topics of lectures and workshops
History of migration • Migration theories • Demography and migration • Migration in the Middle East and North Africa • International statistics on migration • The European law for governing migration • Migration law in Eastern EU neighbourhood • Migration law in Southern EU neighbourhood • The governance of international migration • Turkey – a New country of immigration • Migration policies • Mobility of talents • Aging, migration and social security systems • Social costs of migration• Migration and citizenship • Diasporas and development • Integration and social cohesion • Migration and multiculturalism • Migration in the Post-Soviet space • Migration and gender
The School will accept a maximum of 30 participants, each of whom should fulfill the following requirements:
• Hold a relevant Masters degree;
• Have a strong professional and/or research background in international migration;
• Have an excellent working knowledge (speaking and writing) of English;
• Be able to attend the entire teaching aspect of the programme.

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as civil servants and professionals from intergovernmental and governmental agencies working in migration-related areas are encouraged to apply, especially those coming from the countries covered by the MPC and its projects.
At the end of the School, participants are required to write an essay related to the themes covered. All essays will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee, and subsequently the three best essays will be published on the Migration Policy Centre website.
Applicants should fill in the online application form.

Tuition fees and scholarships
The tuition fees for the IX Migration Summer School are € 1,000. Accommodation can also be provided at an additional cost of € 58 per day.

Scholarships are available for outstanding candidates to cover tuition, travel and accommodation. However, note that unsuccessful applicants for these places will not be considered for a fee-paying place at the school.
All information can be found on the Migration Policy Center website. For any further questions on the Summer School, please send an e-mail to the Migration Policy Center team at

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