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Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities

Millions of people around the world are forcibly displaced. But what are the forces and stories behind these numbers? What does the 'label' refugee actually mean? And what agency do refugees and other forcibly displaced people have in making decisions about their future? Explore these topics - and many more - in our two-week online winter course.

  • Dates, tuition, and deadlines
    Mode of instruction: Online (2 weeks)
    Academic dates: Monday 16 January - Friday 27 January 2023
    Academic fees: €800 read more about what is included.
    Credits: 4 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer
    Winter course admission deadline:                                                        Monday December 12 is the final date to apply. Admissions for this course are processed on a rolling basis. 
  • Who is this programme for?

    This graduate level online course and workshop will bring together students and working professionals interested in the study of Migration from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Motivated 3rd and 4th year Bachelor students with special interest in the topic are also welcome to apply.

  • Programme description

    Challenges related to displacement, integration, and social exclusion exist all around the world. In our online international classroom, we will discuss these global governance issues from diverse perspectives such as sociology, geopolitics, international refugee law, and anthropology. We will focus on global politics, get an introduction in international refugee law and learn more about state's responses to refugee influxes. We will look specifically into a few displacement situations across the world and dive deeper into the topic of integration of refugees and the gender angle in displacement.
     

    This two-week online winter course will enable participants to understand better the context in which forced migration takes place, the social change this triggers in hosting communities and the efforts needed to successfully integrate refugees. The course welcomes expert guest lecturers from academia and professionals, seeking to find a balance between theory and practice.  

  • Live sessions and assignments
  • Academic director

    Evelien van Roemburg holds a PhD in International Refugee Law (2021, University of Amsterdam). She also has a Bachelors degree in law (LLB) from the University of Amsterdam (2006) and a Masters degree in law (LLM) from both The University of Amsterdam (2008) and Columbia Law School, New York City (2009). She also holds a Masters degree in political science (M.Sc.) of the University of Amsterdam (2010). 

    She has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she specialised in conflict studies, refugee studies and the United Nations. In the past years, she served as the Europe Migration Campaign Manager at Oxfam International, where she worked – together with her team – on influencing the EU and member states’ position and policies towards refugees. She is currently the head of Oxfam's EU office, based in Brussels. 

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    Want to know more about this topic? Read this interview with Academic Director Evelien van Roemburg as she reflects on the dynamics of migration and pandemics, and increasing social security and cultural attention for refugees and migrants. 

Facts & Figures
Mode Online
Credits 4 ECTS, 2 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in January