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Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities

Last year, almost 80 million people were displaced from their homes. What are the forces behind this number? What are the dynamics of displacement? And what agency do refugees and other forcibly displaced people have? 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:                                                        Sunday 1 January 2023 is the final date to apply. Admissions for this course are processed on a rolling basis.  Applications subtmitted between 19 December and 1 January will receive an admissions decision in the first week of January
  • 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 (humanitarian) crisis management, geopolitics, international refugee law, and anthropology. We will focus on global politics, get an introduction in international refugee law and learn more about the link between development and migration. We will look specifically into various displacement situations across the world and also dive deeper into the topic of integration of refugees and grass-roots initiatives.

    This two-week online winter course will enable participants to understand the context in which forced migration takes place, the social change this triggers in hosting communities and the efforts needed to successfully integrate newcomers. This course welcomes expert guest lecturers from academic and organisational settings, helping to shed light on the interwoven dynamics of migration and integration. 

  • Live sessions and assignments
    • This course will meet live via Zoom 3-4 times per week. The live Zoom sessions will generally take place in the afternoon CEWT, and will last approximately 2.5 hours. Do you live outside of Europe? Calculate the time of the live sessions for your time zone.
    • A preparatory assignment will be due on Friday 13 January 2023, before the programme starts. 
    • Students will also complete in-course assignments and a final paper due roughly one month after the course ends.
    • Looking for more information? Visit our practical matters page to find out more
  • 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