SUMMER SCHOOL ON REFUGEE RIGHTS AND MIGRATION:
THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN GLOBAL MIGRATION AND FORCIBLE DISPLACEMENT
18-22 SEPTEMBER 2023
The Refugee Law and Migration Center at the “Iustinianus Primus” Law Faculty, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius-Skopje ( Правен факултет „Јустинијан Први“ – Скопје ), with the support from the UNHCR Representation in North Macedonia (UNHCR-Skopje) and in cooperation with the Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo (International Institute of Humanitarian Law), will host the 4th Summer School on Refugee Rights and Migration between 18 – 22 September 2023. The focus topic for this year’s edition will be: “The Interplay between Global Migration and Forcible Displacement”.
This 5-day intensive Summer School is designed to help participants gain basic and intermediary knowledge about global migration and forcible displacement and foster commitment among the audience to advocate for the rights of refugees and other persons in need of protection worldwide. The course includes introductory and specialized sessions, a debate, and an after hours/optional session.
The program is open to students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, from different educational disciplines. The Summer School does not require applicants to have previous knowledge of international refugee law. The only prerequisite is that applicants must have taken at least one introductory course in social science, political science, history, or law. To retain the interactive character of the sessions in the agenda, a maximum of 50 participants will be accepted to the program.
Participants will have the chance to learn from a diverse pool of international experts, including well-respected academics and practitioners, bringing experience from different regions of the world. Students will be able to meet and network with key stakeholders and experts in the filed of migration.
The overall goal of the Summer School is to raise awareness of student audiences on issues of global migration and forcible displacement and the challenges faced by forcibly displaced persons and migrants in irregular situations.
Framed around this year’s focus – “The Interplay between Global Migration and Forcible Displacement”, the Summer School seeks to provide a comprehensive perspective on global migration and forcible displacement trends. The program delves into diverse causes of migration and forcible displacement, from military conflicts to displacement resulting from natural hazards and human-made disasters. The Summer School sheds light on the multifaceted aspects of migration, including its political, social, cultural, and economic dimensions.
The Summer School aims to provide basic and intermediate knowledge and encourage and allow students to pursue future professional careers in the area. Our aim is to cultivate strong advocates for refugees and individuals in need of protection among our participants, who will become future academics, practitioners, and policy makers. We aim to equip a new generation with nuanced understanding and experiential knowledge on refugee and migration issues, fostering their capacity to critically engage with related topics.
THEREFORE, BY THE END OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
• Demonstrate a deeper understanding of topics relating to migration and forcible displacement;
• Identify and analyze various drivers of migration and causes of forcible displacement;
• Demonstrate awareness of human rights issues and challenges faced by forcibly displaced persons and persons in irregular migratory situations;
• Anticipate threats and opportunities concerning migration and forcible displacement that could arise in the future.
LANGUAGE, METHODOLOGY AND STRUCTURE
The program will be delivered in English in an online / telematics mode, via morning and afternoon sessions. Live sessions will be delivered via Zoom for Education, over 2-3 90-minute virtual sessions per day, delivered in the morning and afternoon of each day, which are mandatory to obtaining the certificate. The Agenda also includes evening social events, for which attendance is optional, but which participants are encouraged to attend to promote the networking and social capacity of the Summer School.
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Thank you for your interest in applying! We are honored to have received applications from around the world.
Since we have received over 200 applications and can’t accept all of them, we will now dedicate some time to go through the applications to find the most interesting, outgoing and open participants. Participants will receive notice on their status on August 8th on their emails. Once again, thank you very much for showing so much interest and good luck!
The program will be delivered in English therefore fluency is required.
Students from all disciplines are welcome to attend. The only prerequisite is that applicants must have taken at least one introductory course in social science, political science, history, or
law. There is no restriction on students from any level of study (undergraduate, master’s, PhD) participating in the school. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the Summer School.
The 2022 edition of the Summer School on Refugee rights and migration is offered free of charge, yet the selection of participants will be made on a competitive basis.
Registration for the Summer School is done through the
following Google form:
- Registration Deadline: Monday, 1 August, 2022
- Notification of Selected Participants: Monday, 8 August, 2022
This program is open for participation to all students on undergraduate and postgraduate level, regardless of their previous knowledge on the topic of refugee law and migration. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted to the program.