Summer School on Migration Studies 2016

IOM International Organization for Migration Prague & Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre) organized for one hundred students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals from more than 50 countries the 8th international Summers School on Migration Studies. The program was held from 4th to 10th September 2016 in Prague.

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

IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It was attended by more than 300 students and professionals from 50 countries who listed 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
  • Michael Dinwiddie, University of New York
  • Romi Mukherjee, Sciences Po-Paris
  • J.C. Mutchler, The University of Arizona

Many others distinguished experts from academia, IOM Geneva and Brussels, 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.

For 2016 program following experts were presented:    

  • Adrian Bailey,  Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University - "Legal status matters" 
  • Ferruccio Pastore,  Director of FIERI International and European Forum for Migration Research in Torino - "The Euro-Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Southern European Perspective".
  • Myra Albu - Counter-trafficking of Human Beings (THB) specialist IOM Sarajevo
  • Michal Kaplan - Director of Czech Development Agency
  • Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Realities and Myths
  • Petra Ezzeddine, Ph.D., Faculty of Humanities, Charles University – Migration and Gender
  • Michal Vašečka, Masaryk University in Brno - Migration and Integration
  • Robert Stojanov, Geographic Migration Centre - Migration and Climate Change
  • Lucie Sládková, Chief of Mission IOM Prague - Trafficking in Human Beings
  • Eva Janská, Geographic Migration Centre - Transnationalism
  • Salim Murad, University of South Bohemia and EMMIR - “The Mystery of Central Europe. Introduction into the Czech migratory experience”
  • Michal Broža, UNIC Centre in Prague - Migration, refugees and UN communication
  • Kristýna Andrlová, UNHCR Prague
  • Markéta Hronková and Irena Ferčíková - Trafficking in Human Beings ; La Strada  
  • Tomáš Urubek - Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic
  • and others