CPG Academy on

Migration and Displacement – Concepts, Realities, Management

October 28th » November 04th, 2021

Application Deadline:








About the Academy


This academy addresses migration as complex and multifaceted phenomenon 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 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; and
  • conceptual challenges posed by migration for basic values under conditions of scarce resources.




The Academy in 2021


Thursday, October 28 through Thursday, November 04, 2021

The CPG Academy on Migration and Displacement – Concepts, Realities, Management will be held virtually in 2021. We will be delivering our course in an online live, interactive format, split over two weeks.


Teaching Team

The 2021 academy will feature a diverse range of speakers from academia and international organisations. Confirmed contributors include:

Abbey Burke

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Melbourne

Giuseppi Campesi

Department of Political Science, University of Bari

Madeline Gleeson

Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Benoit Mayer

Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Morgane Roussel-Hemery

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Chernjuti Tempithak

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Melissa Siegel

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/United Nations University – MERIT,  Maastricht University

Ahsan Ullah

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Deniz Sert

Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey

Kirsten McConnachie

School of Law, University of East Anglia

Angeliki Dimitriadi

Hellinic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Eliamep

Diego Acosta Arcarazo

University of Bristol Law School

Aaron Chan

DLA Piper Hong Kong

Kristian Benestad

Center for Asylum Protection

Marcia Vera-Espinoza

School of Geography,  Queen Mary University of London

Roxana Barbulescu

School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Themba Lewis

AMERA International


Eligible for application is everyone who is committed to actively participating and brings the necessary proficiency in English, in addition to a genuine interest or professional background.

We will conduct sessions via the video conferencing software Zoom. Thus, participants will need access to a laptop/computer and have a reliable internet connection. In addition, many of our sessions will be able to offer recordings that will be available to those enrolled.

The academy will be delivered in English.

For best learning success, participants should have the background knowledge necessary to follow a course by reading through the provided ‘Joining Notes’ and reading lists (see ‘Further course information’ further below).

Anyone who is uncertain about whether the academy is suitable for their needs or their background should contact the organizer for advice: events@cpg-online.de.



Before you submit your application:


  • make sure you have all the required supporting documents listed; and

  • ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of enrolment on the academy, especially those relating to payment of fees and cancellations (see ‘Payment’ & ‘Withdrawal).

In order to maintain high teaching standards and ensure genuine engagement and interaction, the academy has a maximum of 14 spaces.

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; and
  • an informal request for a scholarship, if applicable.


Completed applications and all administrative inquiries should be sent via email to events@cpg-online.de.

Application deadline


Applications for the academy close on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

Applications which are incomplete at the respective deadline will not be considered.

You may email events@cpg-online.de to enquire about late applications unless this website states that the academy is already full or is not accepting late applications.

Notification of the outcome of your application


Once your application has been considered, we will email you to inform you of the outcome within seven days after the closing date, provided your application was complete at the time of submission.

If you are offered a place on an academy, we will also send you an invoice for the fees by email, and ask you to pay the fees within seven days of the invoice date (see ‘Invoicing and payment of fee further below).

Further course information


Once you have paid your fees, you will be sent confirmation of your enrolment on the academy, together with a link to the ‘Joining Notes’ for the academy. These provide detailed information about the respective program as well as how to prepare for the course. Please read the notes very carefully.

For any supplementary information please contact events@cpg-online.de.



Program fees

Academy fees are EUR 120, which covers access to online materials, videos and content, access to live classes, break-out sessions and the academy’s extra-curricular events.

A small number of scholarships covering up to 100 percent of the program fees is available. To ensure that the scholarship can be awarded, applicants should ensure that they provide the corresponding document in their application.


Invoicing and payment of fee

Successful applicants who accept their offer of a place on the academy will be sent an invoice by email together with full instructions for payment. Fees may be paid by bank transfer. Payment will be due within seven days of their invoice date.

Please note that:


  • a student’s place on the academy is not confirmed until their fees have been paid in full;
  • places will not be held for students whose fees are not paid in full by the due date; and
  • in no circumstances will students be admitted to the academy unless all fees have been paid in full.



Cancellation Period

A contract between CPG and an applicant comes into being when an applicant accepts an offer of a place on the academy.

Applicants have the right to terminate this contract and withdraw from the academy within seven (7) calendar days from the date on which they accepted the offer of a place.

You must notify us by writing to events@cpg-online.de. We will issue a refund for program fees which you have paid to us within ninety (90) calendar days of such cancellation.

Please be aware that if you cancel your place at any time after the expiry of the 7-day period you will not be entitled to a refund of the price paid for an academy.

Any changes in course offerings or other significant aspects of an academy will be communicated promptly to all persons who have paid their fees.

In the unlikely event of under-enrollment or due to a security risk or other major unexpected circumstances, an academy may be canceled. If cancellation occurs, applicants will be notified immediately by e-mail and will receive a full refund.


Refund Policy

We operate the following policy on refunds after the Cancellation Period:

In order to withdraw from the academy, students must inform CPG in writing to events@cpg-online.de and receive written acknowledgement of their withdrawal.

Program fees will then be refunded in accordance with the terms set out below.

*The Commencement Date refers to the date on which we begin teaching for the academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the academy accredited?

A: No, completion of the academy will not earn an academic accreditation.

Q: Will I be able to access my online course material after I complete the academy?

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.

Q: Is the academy assessed?

A: No. Successful completion of the academy is gauged by active participation in the academy’s activities.

Q: Will I be able to access online recordings after I complete the academy?

A: Participants should not expect to be able to access course content once the academy has concluded.

Q: What preparation will I need to do?

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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