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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 hunder 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 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.

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
  • Martin Wyss, IOM 

and other distinguished experts from academia, IOM, UNHCR 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 2019 the program includes following topics and experts:

  • Argentina Szabados, IOM Regional Office in Vienna - IOM response to European and Global Migration Trends
  • Katy Barwise, IOM Regional Office in Brussels - Migration and Development 
  • Robert Stojanov, Mendel University, ex MPC - Environmental Migration and Migration and Development
  • 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
  • Michal Vašečka, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts - Integration of Migrants 
  • 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
  • and additional distinguished experts from IOM and other organizations will be invited

The summer school is implemented in cooperation with Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre). Project partner is the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague.

The project is co-funded by the Czech Development Agency and the U.S. Embassy in Prague within the Small Grants Program. 

For additional questions, please contact summerschool@iom.int



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