The eleventh IOM Summer school on migration studies was held in Prague, Charles University, from August 26th to 31st 2019. The program was attended by more than one hundred university students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals from almost fifty countries. Six days of lectures, workshops, and discussions with experts was a unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: migration and development, integration of migrants, trafficking in human beings, environmental migration, migration and gender, and others.

In 2019 the program included following topics and experts:


Ms. Lucie Sládková, Head of Office IOM Prague

Mr. Dušan Drbohlav, Professor at Charles University, Faculty of Science

Ms. Argentina Szabados, Director of IOM Regional Office in Vienna - IOM response to European and

Global Migration Trends

Mr. Dušan DrbohlavMigration Theories, Realities and Myths (Part II)

Mr. Michal Broža, Head of UN Information Centre in Prague – Sustainable Development Goals

Ms. Katy Barwise - IOM Regional Office in Brussels - Migration and Development

Ms. Hana Volná, Deputy Director of the Department for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian  

Assistance, MFA - Czech Republic development cooperation with focus on migration

Presentation of Czech development projects – representatives of Charitas and Diaconia

Mr. Robert Stojanov, Mendel University in Brno - Environment and Migration

Mr. Tomáš Sobotka, Wittgenstein Centre Vienna - Migration and Demography

Ms. Kristýna Andrlová, UNHCR Prague – Assistance to refugees

Ms. Eva Janská, Associate professor Geographic Migration Centre - Transnational lives of immigrants

Mr. Salim Murad, University of South Bohemia / EMMIR / New York University in Prague - The Mystery

of Central Europe. Introduction into the Czech migratory experience

Mr. Michal Vašečka – Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts - Inclusivity as a Precondition of 

Mr. Eric Opoku Ware, Sahara Hustlers Association - The Realities of Irregular Migration from Africa

Ms. Teresa Albano, OSCE OCEEA Vienna - Good migration governance as a prevention

measures of human trafficking

Ms. Petra Ezzeddine, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague - Migration and gender 


The 11th IOM Summer School on Migration is co-funded by the Czech Development Agency and

U.S. Embassy in Prague.