IOM Summer school on migration studies was held in Prague, Charles University, from August 26th to September 1st 2018. IOM International Organization for Migration Prague hosted university students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals in cooperation with Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre). 

Seven days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts was unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: integration, labour migration, trafficking in human beings, migration and development, environmental migration, migration and gender, migration law and others. 

The project is co-funded by the U.S. Embassy in Prague within the Small Grants Program. Project partner is the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague. The 10th IOM Summer School on Migration is held under the auspices of the Minister of Interior        Mr. Jan Hamáček.

IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It was attended by more than 500 students and professionals from 60 countries who attended lectures presented by following experts:

  • Joaquín Arango, Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid
  • Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex
  • Heinz Fassmann, University of Vienna
  • Philippe De Bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Lori Hunter – University of Colorado in Boulder
  • Jiří Pehe, Director of the New York University in Prague
  • Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of ”America’s Voice”, Washington DC
  • Romi Mukherjee, Sciences Po-Paris
  • J.C. Mutchler, The University of Arizona

Many others distinguished experts from academia, IOM, OSCE, state administration (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Development Agency, ACIDI Portugal, MA17 Vienna, etc.), non-governmental organizations (La Strada, Charitas, etc.) as well as migrants’ organizations and communities.

In 2018 program gave lectures following experts :    

  • Tomáš Sobotka, Wittgenstein Centre Vienna - Migration and Demography
  • Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Myth and Realities
  • Teresa Albano, OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe - Trafficking in Persons 
  • Eric Opoku Ware, Sahara Hustlers Association Ghana - The Realities of Irregular Migration from Africa
  • Michal Broža, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague - A World on the Move-Migration and Current Global Risks
  • Fatima El Diasty, UNHCR senior field coordinator/Libya operation - Mixed Migration 
  • Kristýna Andrlová, UNHCR Czech Republic   
  • Michal Vašečka, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts - Integration of Migrants
  • Robert Stojanov, Migration Policy Centre, Florence - Environmental Migration
  • Salim Murad, EMMIR – European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations - Migration and Ethnicity
  • Petra Ezzeddine, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University - Migration and Gender
  • Eva Janská, Geographic Migration Centre - Transnational Migration 
  • Lucie Sládková, Chief of Mission IOM Prague - IOM Assistance to Migrants
  • Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Masaryk University Brno 
  • Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, IOM New York - Migration, Environment and Climate Change
  • and other distinguished experts from IOM and other organizations 

You can find PROGRAM and List of Speakers below.