An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society
IOM International Organization for Migration Prague & Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre) organized for one hundred students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals from more than 50 countries the 8th international Summers School on Migration Studies. The program was held from 4th to 10th September 2016 in Prague.
The six days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts was unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: integration, trafficking in human beings, migration and development, environmental migration, migration and gender, migration law and others.
IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It was attended by more than 300 students and professionals from 50 countries who listed lectures presented by following experts:
Joaquín Arango, Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid
Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex
Heinz Fassmann, University of Vienna
Philippe De Bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Lori Hunter – University of Colorado in Boulder
Jiří Pehe, Director of the New York University in Prague
Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of ”America’s Voice”, Washington DC
Michael Dinwiddie, University of New York
Romi Mukherjee, Sciences Po-Paris
J.C. Mutchler, The University of Arizona
Many others distinguished experts from academia, IOM Geneva and Brussels, OSCE, state administration (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Development Agency, ACIDI Portugal, MA17 Vienna, etc.), non-governmental organizations (La Strada, Charitas, etc.) as well as migrants’ organizations and communities.
For 2016 program following experts were presented:
Adrian Bailey, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University - "Legal status matters"
Ferruccio Pastore, Director of FIERI International and European Forum for Migration Research in Torino - "The Euro-Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Southern European Perspective".
Myra Albu - Counter-trafficking of Human Beings (THB) specialist IOM Sarajevo
Michal Kaplan - Director of Czech Development Agency
Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Realities and Myths
Petra Ezzeddine, Ph.D., Faculty of Humanities, Charles University – Migration and Gender
Michal Vašečka, Masaryk University in Brno - Migration and Integration
Robert Stojanov, Geographic Migration Centre - Migration and Climate Change
Lucie Sládková, Chief of Mission IOM Prague - Trafficking in Human Beings
Eva Janská, Geographic Migration Centre - Transnationalism
Salim Murad, University of South Bohemia and EMMIR - “The Mystery of Central Europe. Introduction into the Czech migratory experience”
Michal Broža, UNIC Centre in Prague - Migration, refugees and UN communication
Kristýna Andrlová, UNHCR Prague
Markéta Hronková and Irena Ferčíková - Trafficking in Human Beings ; La Strada
Tomáš Urubek - Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic
and others (see detials below)