The Migration Summer School is organised by the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the
European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The two week-long academic program was launched in 2005. Since then, the Centre has welcomed a total of 415 participants from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Every year we look forward to welcoming an enriching mix of postgraduate students, civil servants, officials at international organizations, representatives from NGOs and other civil society organizations, journalists, policy analysts, and teachers from around the world.
During the two weeks, participants attend lectures, inter-active workshops and debates held by members of the MPC as well as other academics and policy professionals, in addition to time for independent study and research. The aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the study of migration by combining insights from political, economic, sociological, legal and anthropological approaches to the topic. The Summer School is also a unique opportunity to network with other participants from throughout the world and have access to some outstanding scholars in the field.
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The 15th edition of the Migration Summer School will take place in Florence from the 24th of June to the 5th of July. It will focus on Bridging the gaps: Connecting research, public debates and policy-making on migration.
The Migration Summer School was created in 2005 and has seen over 400 participants over the years. Here you can see some statistics:
Summer School Key Figures (since 2005)
Total number of applicants:
2944 Total number of participants:
National Origin of Summer School Participants
14th Summer School 2018
Rida Riaz PhD Candidate, Monash University, Australia & Research Fellow, Lahore School of Economics Stephen Sikolia Lawyer and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Kenya's Refugee Management Agency Lekalakala Amohelang Ministry of Home Affairs, Kingdom of Lesotho Sayed Mahdi Mosawi Ph.D., Sociology, Hacettepe University, Turkey & Visiting Scholar, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany Charles Obila Migration Officer, Intergovernmental Authority on Development Ted Tan Director for Communications & Research, Coordinator for ASEAN & Migrant Activities, UNI Apro Karen Hargrave Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser, International Directorate, British Red Cross Maylis De Verneuil Attorney at Law, Bar of Bordeaux Sandra Morgenstern University Konstanz, Germany Francesca Soliman PhD candidate, School of Law, University of Edinburgh Irine Loria Protection Officer, IOM Bangladesh Heliodoro Arroyo Adviser, International Economic Relations and Global Governance, European Commission Laura Foley Doctoral Researcher, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield 13th Summer School 2017
Bianca Benvenuti Advocacy Officer, Medecins Sans Frontieres Victor Nyamori Regional Refugee Coordinator, Amnesty International, International Secretariat -East and Horn of Africa Office, Kenya Chiara Casarella Interreg Central Europe, Joint Secretariat, Vienna Christoph Deuster Migration and Urbanization Section, Population Division, UN DESA Maria Giulia Montanari Tutor LAM & PhD Student ESLS, University of Milan Jeroen Naus Policy Advisor to a Dutch EPP Member of the European Parliament Anna Lisa Pantusa Refugee Status Determination Officer, Italian Ministry of the Interior Luciana Vaccotti Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Alice Verticelli PhD Candidate in Political Science, Northeastern University 12th Summer School 2016
Andrea Milan Data Officer, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration Paraschos Smigadis HR Dir. and Head of Secretary's General Office, Ministry of National Defence, Greece & General Staff of National Defence, CY Nourhan Abdel Aziz Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo John Mushomi Postdoc Fellow, University of Pretoria Sara Buzzoni Humanitarian Aid Desk Officer, Turkey Team, ECHO Brussels James Correia Corporate Services Executive, British Chambers of Commerce Dragan Filimonovic PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economic, Basel University Olivia Hannemann Gesellschaft für international Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany Coralie Rey Humanitarian Worker, International Committee of the Red Cross Katerina Vlasaki Head of Regional Observatory of Social Integration, Region of Crete Alberto-Horst Neidhardt Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre Anita Cinkotai Anti-trafficking Expert, Ministry of Interior of Hungary Unit for Anti-trafficking and Horizontal Affairs Karen Anne Liao PhD candidate, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore Froilan Malit, Jr. Associate, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Zayed University, Dubai & Fellow, CIFAL, Philippines Paola Pannia PhD, Research Fellow, University of Florence Fatma Mabrouk Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia & Center of Economic and Social Studies and Researches, Tunisia Imtiyaz Ali Public Helath Consultant, IQVIA Consulting and Informarion Services India Pvt. Ltd. Marianne Gierow Division for EU affairs, Swedish Ministry for Justice Cristian Incaltarau Division for EU affairs, Swedish Ministry for Justice 11th Summer School 2015
Heba El Kholy Director, Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Aylan Déniz Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Ankara University Meltem Ineli Ciger Assistant Professor, International Law Department, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Law, Turkey Felegebirhan Belesti Mihret PhD, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University Mantan Sekmokas Policy Adviser, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission Nina Haelg Associate Migration Officer, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, UN Stefania Imperia Cash Hub Knowledge Manager, British Red Cross Ulla Siirto Adviser, Multicultural and Immigration, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Valimaki Matti Centre for Parliamentary Studies, University of Turku Eva Singler Special Officer for Immigration and Welcoming Culture Dept. Fundamental Work and Anti-Discrimination Office of Multicultural Affairs, Frankfurt 10th Summer School 2014
Gulbahor Saraeva Adj. Prof. and Faculty Member, MA in UN and Global Studies Program, The State University of New Jersey Louise Munkholm Post-doc Fellow, Dept. of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University Gamze Ovacık LL.M. - Ph.D. Candidate, Bilkent University Faculty of Law Yasin Kerem Gumus Assistant Professor, Sakarya University Rakesh Ranjan Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Saskia Heilemann Research Associate, IOM Austria Tetyana Hnatyuk PhD, Senior Researcher, Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 9th Summer School 2013
Ujwal Bastakoti AUT University, Auckland Esra Demirkol PhD candidate, University of Sussex Anna Rocheva PhD candidate, Sociology & Research Fellow, Academy for National Economy and Public Administration Sara Sadek Regional Mixed Migration Coordinator, Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, Mixed Migration Center, Danish Refugee Council Tina Dutta Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Marwadi University Ijin Hong Institute for Welfare State Research, Yonsei University, Seoul Meltem Hamit National Project Manager, IOM Turkey Oxana Paduraru First Secretary, Directorate for European Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Juan Carlos Triviño Salazar Juan de la Cierva Post-Doctoral fellow, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals Niovi Vavoula Lecturer in Migration and Security, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London Andrei Yeliseyeu Research Director, East Center 8th Summer School 2012
Maryam Khazaeli Australian Capital Territory Government, Canberra Secil Pacaci Elitok Research Fellow, Wayne State University, & Visiting Adj. Prof., Michigan State University Hiba Aref Saida Field Coordinator, Tamer Institute For Community Education, Palestine Marame Cissé Postdoctoral Researcher, Gender Studies and Research Group, Gaston Berger University, Senegal Muzaffer Seda Yakinol UN OCHA Bharte Umesh Laxmanrao PhD, Asst. Prof., Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai Suzanne Menhem Professor, Lebanese University Institute of Social Sciences-II Iryna Maidanik Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Demography and Social Studies of National Academy of Science of Ukraine Olga Tkach Senior researcher, Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg Nishanthi Perera PhD Candidate, Gender and Social Work, University of Otago