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Summer School on Migration Studies 2024 - Call for Applications
Prague, Czechia - The Geographic Migration Centre, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the support of the United Nations Information Centre Prague (UNIC), is thrilled to announce the upcoming Summer School on Migration Studies. Scheduled from August 18th to 24th, 2024, at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, this program is dedicated to the subject of the integration of refugees.
Since 2009, the IOM Czechia and the Geographic Migration Centre have been at the forefront of fostering understanding and discussion on migration through their summer schools. These annual events have welcomed over a thousand participants from around 100 countries, providing a rich, global perspective on migration. Attendees have had the opportunity to engage with distinguished experts from academia, international and non-governmental organizations, and migrants' organizations, gaining insights into the multifaceted nature of migration.
This year’s summer school promises an immersive experience into the world of migration studies, with a special focus on the integration of people holding international (temporary) protection. The course will be held at Charles University, founded in 1348 and recognized as one of the oldest European universities. It will feature a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops, and panel discussions led by experienced scholars and practitioners. Topics will range from political, economic, sociocultural, demographic, and development, to geographical perspectives on migration.
The program is not only academic; it also includes cultural events that promise to enrich the participants' experience in Prague. The tuition fee of 330 EUR covers lectures, lunches, coffee break refreshments, learning materials, an introductory corporate dinner, and a cultural program, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging learning environment.
Accommodation options include the university halls of residence, providing a convenient and affordable stay for participants. However, attendees should note that the fee does not cover transport and accommodation costs.
Applications are now open until April 30th, 2024, inviting students and young professionals passionate about migration issues to apply for this unique opportunity to learn, network, and contribute to the global dialogue on migration and the integration of refugees.
Find more information about the program and speakers for the upcoming Summer School on Migration Studies 2024 here.
The call for applications (deadline 30. 4. 2024).
For more information regarding the Summer School please contact Jan Schroth (Geomigrace) email@example.com