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CPG’s Online Academy 2022 on Migration and Displacement – Concepts, Realities, Management
9 May 2022 from 10:00 - 19 May 2022 from 17:00Free
While migration has accompanied human history since its very beginnings posing the same problems for thousands of years, contemporary movement of people from one place in the world to another has reached scale and speed turning it into a critical issue of global dimension posing challenges not only challenges to humanitarian law and policy but also constitutional politics, geo-strategy, and regional order. To grasp the urgency of the issue it is noteworthy that, according to the 2022 World Migration Report of the International Organization for Migration the number of migrants in 2020 stood at estimated 281 million, with 4,400 migrant deaths worldwide in 2021. This does not include possibly up to 4 million refugees from the Ukraine the European Union expects to leave country because of the war with Russia.
Besides wars, natural disasters linked to climate change destroy the basis of existence of entire populations and force people to leave their countries not to seek a better life, but to secure their bare survival. This puts the global society, regional frameworks and governments under increasing stress to provide adequate responses.
At the same time, the issue of migration affects core questions of the human rights concept and the values by which we might define us as a society. This development is accompanied on the regional and national level by a growing politicization of the debate about how to tackle migration and related challenges. Especially in Europe and America anti-migrant sentiments frequently shape or even dominate political discourses and campaigns, polarizing societies, and deciding outcomes of national elections. In the current presidential campaign in France migration has become a core issue with far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour of the Reconquête party making the “great replacement” – the claim that the native populations of France and other Western countries are being overrun by non-white immigrants – his main campaign issue.
Against this background, CPG’s Migration Academy addresses migration as complex and multifacetedphenomenon from a wide range of legal, political, anthropological, social, and economic perspectives and approaches, imparting a sense of the overwhelming, but underrated magnitude of change and challenge which comes along with the migration crisis.
Among the major topics taught and discussed at the Academy are
- causes and drivers of migration
- impacts of migration on regional and national politics, societal developments and economy
- migration governance (global, regional and national level)
- migration and development
- integration of migrants in societies and labor markets
- citizenship and integration
- asylum and refugee protection
- conceptual challenges posed by migration for basic values under conditions of scarce resources
Teaching and learning formats
The academy is an intensive online course conducted on the basis of an exchange- and discussion-oriented method of teaching, learning and reflection, featuring
- pre-recorded lectures, interviews, background videos, papers
- live plenary inter-active lectures, workshops and debates,
- break-out group-based sessions with assignments for independent study and research
Course instructors will be academics and policy professionals.
Participants will acquire a deeper understanding and analytical skills to critically reflect on the phenomenon, the causes and the consequences of migration based on insights from political, economic, sociological, legal and anthropological approaches to the topic.
The participants also establish a network with other participants and experts from countries across the world.
Dates and duration
The Academy is a seven-day certificated online intensive course to be held from May 9 through 19, 2022, covering seven teaching days with an average of six hours per day and including group-based sessions, with assignments for independent study or research arranged, taking into consideration different time zones of group members.
Furthermore, there will be a session prior to the ‘official’ program start held to introduce to the program and logistics of the Academy and to provide an opportunity to the participants to get to know each other.
Be part of it!
With its multi-disciplinary course program, the Academy invites everyone interested in the topic, commanding a sufficient English language level and eager to actively participate in small groups.
The number of participants is limited to 25 people to ensure the discussion-oriented and interactive nature of the Academy. Participants will be selected on the basis of their application documents and on interview, if needed.
Please consider the fact that this program is designed for active participation, so we need all participants to turn on their cameras for the duration of the course. Participants who regularly attend 90 percent of the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance by the organizer.
If you are uncertain about whether the Academy is suitable for your needs or background, please contact the organizer for advice: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please complete the application form. The completed form must be accompanied by:
- a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV)/resumé;
- a portrait photo (jpeg);
- a brief statement of approximately 250 words outlining your reasons for wishing to attend the academy and what you believe your contribution will be
Completed applications and all administrative inquiries should be sent via email to email@example.com.
Before you submit your application:
- make sure you have all the required supporting documents listed; and
- make sure you are familiar with the academy’s enrollment terms and conditions.
Dr. Diego Acosta
Professor of European and Migration Law at University of Bristol Law School. At the core of his research is an interdisciplinary, practically significant and theoretically sophisticated inquiry into International, Human Rights, European and Comparative Migration and Citizenship law, discussing Migration law as a central aspect of globalization and analyzing various processes of inclusion and exclusion and their implications for the rule of law in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere.
Dr. Giuseppi Campesi
Dr. Marcia Vera-Espinoza
Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and Senior Research Fellow at the Queen Mary University’s Institute for Global Health and Development. Her research interests lie in the study of migration and refugee dynamics, experiences of inclusion, and migration governance in Latin America.
Dr. Deniz S. Sert
Dr. Melissa Siegel
Frequently Asked Questions
A: No, completion of the academy will not earn an academic accreditation.
A: We strongly advise that all students download and save, or print any materials during the academy that they would like to keep. Access to the Google Drive folder will be withdrawn shortly after the academy is over.
A: No. Successful completion of the academy is gauged by active participation in the academy’s activities.
A: Participants should not expect to be able to access course content once the academy has concluded.
A: Participants will be given access to the academy’s Google Drive folder one week before their course commences. Here, participants will be able to access a range of readings and lectures for the respective academy’s core and optional modules.
Participants will be advised what to complete and when to ensure that they are properly prepared for, and able to fully participate in, the academy’s activities and live seminars.
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CPG is an academic institute and think tank attached to the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok. Built upon a cooperation between the German universities of Frankfurt and Münster, and the Thammasat University in Thailand, it is one of only five Centers of Excellence worldwide established since 2009 under the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government. CPG is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and receives administrative support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
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