10 March 2014

Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Odysseus Network), Brussels
Certificate in European Law on Immigration and Asylum
5 September 2014 - 12 July 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Deadline for application: 8 August 2014

The Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Odysseus Network) 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 Certifciate in European Law on Immigration and Asylum is to provide an in-depth understanding of the legal rules on immigration and asylum adopted by the European Union. The courses will also have a comparative dimension and cover the internal laws of the Member States, in particular the way they transpose EU directives.
This course will be of interest to all persons who wish to acquire a special knowledge in immigration and asylum law, for instance civil servants, advocates or persons working for NGOs, and in particular researchers, PhD students and other students, who frequently confront the complex legal dimension of immigration and asylum in their work or studies.

The course provides the opportunity to live in a unique European environment, with instructors coming from academic institutions in many different Member States as well as from the EU institutions, and to take part in an intellectually stimulating experience as part of a group of 20-40 participants specialising in the area of immigration and asylum with different backgrounds from all over Europe. Professional networking within and outside this group will be encouraged by the organisers.

More information on the lectures, teaching staff, schedule, admission requirements, registration and fees can be found here.

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