CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the short CIVIS course “Global Migration on the Ground”. The programme will take place online between September 13-17, 2021. All activities included in the five days of the course will take place between 9 AM and 6 PM (CEST).
The course aims to widen the understanding of how migration is connected to cities, territories, and mobility in a transdisciplinary and transnational perspective. The programme invites students to experience virtual mobility alongside scientists, representatives of civil society organizations and other students.
This CIVIS Student Week “Global Migration on the Ground” will offer 100 places for students who meet the following requirements: are enrolled in one of the CIVIS universities as bachelor or master student, are able to communicate in English (at least, level B2) and have the possibility to follow the activities online (technical equipment).
The deadline for registration and the completion of the online form is July 22, 2021. The applicants will be notified until August 3, 2021.
The CIVIS Student Week “Global Migration on the Ground” is a transdisciplinary collaborative program that will offer a broad perspective on migration as a global phenomenon, connecting research and practice. Connected to both mobility and displacement, incorporation and exclusion, global migration carries both benefits and challenges. This ambivalence has been overshadowed in the last years by negative interpretations, mainly connected to the “refugee crisis” and its consequences – hardship, trauma and loss of life, as well as fevered political debates. It has become clear that many European countries accept migrants only with reservation, especially refugees.
During this week, students will be challenged to reflect on the way the topic is discussed in academia, the media, and politics. Fostering cooperation within the CIVIS alliance and with partners in civil society, the event aims to make students aware that global issues do not have simple solutions — they demand cooperation between different academic specializations and multiple stakeholders. Moreover, participants will be in contact with researchers, students, and organizations from different European countries where global migration stems from different causes, creates diverse effects and is dealt with in various ways. This will support the development of critical thinking and open new possibilities for international cooperation and European solutions.
In order to receive the certificate of attendance and the 3 ECTS credits related to this CIVIS Student Week, students are required to undertake the following mandatory activities and choose at least one of the optional activities.
· Attend at least eight lectures or lessons
· Attend at least eight workshops with civil society organizations
· Write a five-page essay responding to the challenge proposed to this CIVIS Student Week and submit it at the latest one week after the event (group activity)
· Presentation of a research work developed under supervision of a professor (individual activity)
· Write a five-page reflection on the activities developed on the workshops with the civil society organizations and submit it at the latest one week after the event (group activity)
Recognition of the credits is dependent on the home university.
More details about the intensive programme “Global Migration on the Ground” are available here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers.