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Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy

Jul 04 2022 - Jul 15 2022

Odysseus Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy

The objective is to give its participants a global understanding of the European Migration and Asylum policies from a legal perspective, including the latest developments in 2022. The summer school has trained more than 2000 persons and is well known among employers considering it as an asset for job seekers. The summer school is organised by the Odysseus Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe founded by Prof. Philippe De Bruycker in 1999 with the support of the European Commission. In addition to classes, the summer school provides an excellent opportunity to spend an intellectually stimulating time in a group of around one hundred participants specialised in migration and asylum law. The location of the summer school in Brussels creates an unique European environment with participants from different Member States who typically includes PhD and graduate students, researchers, EU and Member State officials, representatives of NGOs and international organisations, lawyers, judges, social workers, etc. The classes are taught by academics originating from all EU Member States collaborating in the framework of the Odysseus Network, and by high-ranking officials from the European Institutions, particularly the European Commission. Discover the Summer School with this video

  • A program made of three parts:
    • Introductory courses
    • Migration including visas & borders
    • Asylum
    • Interesting for students and professionals (courses during afternoons)
  • To acquire an in-depth knowledge of EU Migration and Asylum Law
    • Courses including theory and practical elements
    • Including evening debates on last developments on New Migration and Asylum Pact, the crisis at the border with Belarus, temporary protection for Ukrainians, ....
    • And controversial issues like accountability of Frontex, scope of application of human rights
  • Professors among best specialists from all EU Member States
    • Including practitioners from EU Institutions: Commission, Council, Parliament & EU Agencies
  • All courses on-site but also entirely on-line
    • All courses on site given separately in English and in French (online only in English)
    • A program legally oriented but also accessible to non-jurists
    • Including a PhD seminar with four grants
    • And a crowdfunding campaign to help refugee-students to participate, in particular Ukrainians and Afghans
  • The right place to discover the capital of Europe
    • And to meet a group of one hundred persons interested by EU Migration and Asylum Law
    • And to build a professional network

Applicants must have some legal background. They must have either completed a University degree (at least a BA or equivalent with 3 years of studies) in Law, Political Science or International Relations (graduates of other disciplines will be considered depending upon the legal courses they have followed) or have an equivalent professional experience in a relevant field. Successful candidates will have to submit a copy of their university degree before the start of the Summer School.


Odysseus Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe