VIII Migration Summer School: Social Movements, Systemic Change and Migration (2 weeks)

The European University Institute in Florence proposes its VIII Migration Summer School from Monday 25 June to Friday 6 July 2012.

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International migration has become an all-important issue for the world as a whole, and for the European Union and its neighbourhood in particular. The history has shown that migration is not only an important force driven by and driving economic phenomena, it is also a pivotal element of social change. But what is the relation between migration and social movements that bring about the systemic change?

Participants in the VIII Migration Summer School on Social Movements, Systemic Change and Migration will explore the answers to this question. They will analyse the interactions of the regions of origin and the regions of destination; migration policies and the regulation of migration; and processes of integration.

Teaching will be accompanied by research work and practical debate. Participants will be encouraged to translate perceived societal problems into social scientific research questions, and to contribute to the solution of these problems by combining insights from demographic, economic, legal and sociological approaches.

The VIII Migration Summer School on Social Movements, Systemic Change and Migration is co-funded by the European Union through the CARIM-East project, by the Migration Policy Centre and by the Erste Foundation.

More information available on the lectures, workshops, fees, timetable and other practical information is available on the website of the European University Institute.

Publication Date: Tue 03 Apr 2012
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