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VII Summer School on International Migration: challenges and opportunities for the EU and its Neighbourhood


International migration has become an all-important issue for the world as a whole, and for the European Union and its neighbourhood in particular. It is an internal issue for countries globally, a Community issue for the EU, a regional issue for organizations in EU neighbourhood countries, and an international issue in bilateral and multilateral relations.

Migration issues affect both sending and destination countries. On the one hand, migration is generated by inequalities of development between countries of origin and countries of destination. On the other hand, international migration is seen as a key tool in development, because of the tangible (capital, investments, trade) and non-tangible movements (circulation of skills, cultural products, ideas) that it generates.

In recent years migration has undergone rapid changes, and is likely to evolve significantly in the near future. Thus migration has a knowledge base that must constantly be kept up-to-date and reassessed. For this reason international migration is ideally suited for professional and postgraduate training and research.  

The VII Summer School on Migration in the Neighbourhood of the European Union offers professionals, administrators and researchers working in the field advanced training in migration studies, focusing on the area formed by the area formed by the European Union and its neighbourhood. The School will analyse the interactions of the regions of origin and the regions of destinitation; 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.

More specifically, the School will explore the critical elements of international migration, the incorporation of immigrants in the society of the destination country, and the problems generated in the country of origin.



The European University Institute in Florence (Italy) from Monday 20 June to Friday 1 July.



19 June 2011: Arrival in Florence

20 June 2011: School begins

01 July 2011: School Ends

02 July 2011: Departure from Florence

15 October 2011: Deadline for essay submission

30 November 2011: Deadine for essay evaluations by the Scientific Committee

15 December 2011: Award of certificates 



Perspectives on Migration

Joaquin Arango (Complutense University, Madrid), Migration Theories

Maria Asenius (European Commission, Brussels), chair of the final round table

Ibrahim Awad (The American University in Cairo), Migration seen from Countries of Origin

Peter Bosch (European Commission, Brussels), The EU and Migration

Philippe Fargues (RSCAS, European University Institute), Migration Demographics: Migration in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region

Rainer Münz (Erste Group Bank, Vienna), Migration in the CIS Region


Migration and Sending Countries

Michael Collyer (University of Sussex), Diasporas and Development: Cases from the Mediterranean

Giovanni Andrea Cornia (University of Florence), Economic and Social Costs of Migration 

Olga Kupetsch (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Diasporas and Development: Cases from the CIS

Alessandra Venturini (University of Turin/RSCAS, European University Institute), Mobility of Talents  


Migration and Destination Countries

Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute), Migrants and Citizenship

Gustavo De Santis (University of Florence), Aging, Migration and Social Security Systems     

Irina V. Ivakhnyuk (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Immigration and its Impact on the Russian Federation

Christian Joppke (University of Bern), Integration Policies in Europe

Alessandra Venturini (University of Turin / RSCAS, European University Institute), Economic Integration and the Effect on the Labour Market  


Governance of Migration

Ibrahim Awad (The American University in Cairo), The International Governance of Migration

Philippe De Bruycker (Université libre de Bruxelles), The European Law for Governing Migration

Ahmet Icduygu (Koc University), Inclusion and Exclusion of Irregular Migrants: States, Citizens, and Transnational Mobility ; Europe, Turkey, and International Migration: The Politics of Transnational Mobility

Delphine Perrin (RSCAS, European University Institute), Migration Law in Southern Mediterranean Countries

Martijn Pluim (International Centre for Migration Policy Development), EU Policies on Migration and CIS Countries

Agnieszka Weinar (RSCAS, European University Institute), Migration Policy and its Discontents

Gender and Migration

CARIM has launched the new research topic: "Gender and Migration". Click here for more details and information on related events.

Highly-Skilled Migration

CARIM is currently publishing papers following research into Highly-Skilled Migration into, through and from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa. Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Migration Profiles

CARIM Migration Profiles provide an overview of demographic, economic, legal and sociopolitical aspects shaping migration in the country.
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Irregular Migration

CARIM has published 36 papers as a result of research into Irregular Migration in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries.
Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Circular Migration

CARIM has published 38 papers as a result of research into Circular migration in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Iraqi refugees

CARIM has just published 10 papers on Iraqi Refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. Click on the link to view the papers.

Page last updated: 28/06/2011NULL