06 March 2014

Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Odysseus Network), Brussels
Summer School - European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum
30 June 2014 - 11 July 2014, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Deadline for application: 13 June 2014

The Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Odysseus Network) was established in 1998 with the financial support program of the European Commission, on the initiative of Philippe De Bruycker, professor and researcher at the Centre of Public Law and the Institute for European Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles. It brings together experts from each of the Member States of the European Union. The network aims to provide expertise on the internal law of the Member States of the European Union and the European, and on the  European Union law in the areas of immigration and asylum. The aim is to provide academics, policy makers, practitioners and NGOs, with a quality legal training from a European perspective. The results of the work is addressed to European institutions in order to contribute to legislative work they must perform on the basis of the new provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam. The working languages ​​are French and English.

The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with an comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view.
The course provides both the opportunity to live in a unique European environment, as Brussels hosts numerous European and international organisations and their research facilities, and to take part in an intellectually stimulating experience in a group of several tens of participants specialised in the area of asylum and immigration from all over Europe. The classes are conducted by academics from the universities co-operating in the Network which is represented in twenty-seven Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and Nporway inmore, and by high ranking officials from international organisations, particularly the European Commission.

Each class is given both in French and in English. Participation in the Summer School is rewarded with a certificate of attendance.

The classes which are of legal character tackle the most recent developments in the field. The latest work by the European Commission, the Council and Parliament are integrated into the teaching, thanks in particular to the participation of European officials as lecturers at the summer school. Each participant will receive an extensive up-to-date documentation pack.

Detailed information on the programme, admission requirements, registration fees and application can be found here.

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