26 May 2016

University of Barcelona and Middlesex University
Summer Course 'The refugee crisis and the EU's response - Context management and challenges'
18 - 22 July 2016
Deadline for application: 15 July 2016

The Summer Course is a joint effort of the University of Barcelona and the Middlesex University and will take place in Barcelona. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the current refugee crisis , which will be examined from a range of disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology and political science.

Classes will be given by professors and professionals in the field of refugee, asylum and migration from different European universities and organizations and will be complemented by practical exercises, debates and research work. All classes will be in English. At the end of the course, participants will be asked to write a report and will receive a certificate of participation.

The course content is divided into five themes:
1. The recent Refugee crisis in context
2. The EU refugee management system and its legal foundations. Need for change?
3. Field management of the crisis: hot spots and refugees protection
4. Narratives and discourses on the management of the refugee crisis
5. Critically rethinking refugee management: some proposals 

Admission requirements
The Summer Course will be taught integrally in English, therefore proficiency in this language is a pre-requisite for enrollment. Applicants are required to be enrolled or have acquired a degree, preferably in social sciences, law or humanities and have a strong interest in various aspects of migration and asylum. Work experience in the field of migration/asylum will also be considered sufficient for admission. Undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD candidates, researchers and professionals in the field of immigration are highly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure
Registration can be completed online or in person. It is highly recommended to contact the Summer School's coordination team beforehand. In particular, it is advised to send a short motivation letter or e-mail (master.immigra@ub.edu) together with the CV prior to online registration in order to obtain the initial admission letter.

The full programme, information on fees and lecturers can be found here.

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