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The 12th IOM Prague Summer School on Migration Studies will be held in Prague, Charles University, from August 24th to 29th 2020. The program is open for university students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals. Six days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts will be an unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: integration of migrants, trafficking in human beings, environmental migration, migration and gender, migration and health, migration and development, return migration and others.

IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It was attended by more than 600 students and professionals from almost one hundred 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
  • Teresa Albano, OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • 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 2020 the program includes following topics and experts:

  • Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Myth and Realities
  • Fatima Eldiasty, UNHCR Middle East and North Africa Operations - Mixed Migration Flows 
  • 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
  • Robert Stojanov, University Padova (visiting) and Mendel University - Environmental Migration  
  • Tomáš Sobotka, Wittgenstein Centre Vienna - Migration and Demography 
  • 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 
  • Kristýna Andrlová, UNHCR Prague - Assistance to Asylum Seekers and Refugees 
  • Irena Ferčík Konečná, International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe - Human Trafficking
  • 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 (Geographic Migration Centre). Project partner is the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague.

The program is co-funded by US Embassy in Prague.

Below you can find the draft of speakers. Draft of program will be announced before end of April. The program will have similar format like in previous years: http://iom.cz/aktivity/past-summer-schools

The deadline for the application was April 5th 2020.   

For additional questions, please contact iomsummerschool@iom.int 


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