ETF gives patronage to International Summer School on Migration
The fourth edition of the international summer school ‘Migration: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe’ will be held in Turin on 19-30 September 2011. The school is organised jointly by the United Nations (International Labour Organization and United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), University of Turin and the ETF. The school offers an intensive study programme on economic, legal and social aspects of migration.
Among the other patrons of the event are the International and European Forum of Migration Research, International Organization for Migration and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, and Italian charity Compagnia di San Paolo.
The Turin International Summer School aims to provide participants with specific knowledge on emerging global challenges from migration flows. It will provide students with specific knowledge on economic, legal and social aspects of immigration. In particular:
EU migration policies
EU legal status and rights of immigrants
Civil rights of immigrants
Expulsion for illegal entry and crimes within the EU
Trafficking in human beings
EU external relations and human resources development
Skills development for legal migration
Second generations in Europe
The Turin International Summer School will last for ten working days of lectures. The course will be held at Villa Gualino (Viale Settimio Severo 65, Torino, Italy), which also hosts the European Training Foundation. Some lectures will be also held at International Labour Organization, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, and at the University of Torino.
Deadline for applications: 28 June 2011
Further information and registration:
Summer School, Migration - Challenges and Opportunities for Europe
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