Odysseus Summer School: EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy
A NEW ONLINE VERSION DUE TO THE COVID VIRUS CRISIS!
Due to the sanitary crisis, the Odysseus Network has decided to setup a brand new online version of the summer school on top of the existing onsite version. This will allow persons who cannot or do not want to travel due to the sanitary situation or professional reasons to follow the summer school, including persons living far away from the EU to follow the Summer School. This version build on the platform Teams of Microsoft is almost identical to the onsite version.
All the courses and evening events will be accessible live (meaning at the same moment they take place in Brussels). Online participants will as much as possible be involved as if they were present at the summer school. A moderator will allow them to ask questions to the professor through the chat tool available. For each course, all participants will have the possibility to test their level of understanding by answering multiple-choice questions.
All participants are allowed to mix the online and onsite versions of the summer school, so that they can decide freely to follow the classes at home or in Brussels upon their choice! In order to follow the online version of the summer school, you do not need more than a recent computer with a camera and a good internet connection.
A FOCUS ON THE MIGRATION PACT AND THE COVID VIRUS CRISIS
The opening session will be devoted to what is at stake with the future migration pact prepared by the European Commission. Solidarity between Member States, the reform of the Dublin system, externalisation, asylum border procedures, secondary movements of asylum seekers and funding will be discussed.
The COVID virus crisis and its consequences for the EU migration and asylum policies will be analysed during a special debate about issues like the limitations to the freedom of circulation and movement inside the EU, possible derogations to the right to asylum and the principle of non-refoulement, the coordination of EU external and internal borders controls, the consequences for return and detention policies of Member States, the impact of human rights (like the right to health, the right to enter into one own’s country), as well as the European citizenship
A DOCTORAL SEMINAR WITH FOUR GRANTS AVAILABLE
In addition to the Summer School regular activities, PhD students/researchers are invited to apply for the Doctoral Seminar and present their PhD project to a panel of Odysseus Network's Members. A good occasion for the public to discover how a PhD looks like! PhD students can apply for the four grants available before 31 July 2020.
#refYOUgees CROWFUNDING CAMPAIGN
The objective of the project is to offer a group of student-refugees to take part in the summer school. A number of refugees working in NGOs have already benefited from it. The initiative RefYOUgees organised with the support of the Université libre de Bruxelles is based on crowdfunding. Help us with a small or big donation and following us on Twitter #refYOUgees