Summer School 2017: Migration and Europe: borders, mobility and the future of the EU

The Summer Course is a joint effort of Middlesex University, the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of some major and interconnected issues concerning European migration and mobility. Specifically, the course is divided into five themes:

  1. The challenges to intra-EU mobility and the fragmentation of the European space
  2. Third country nationals: economic and legal perspectives in a reshaping Europe
  3. Refugees in Europe: new solutions or permanent crisis?
  4. Media and political discourses: mainstreaming xenophobia
  5. Rethinking the European space: the role of NGOs and civil society

These themes will be examined from a range of disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology and political science. Classes will be given by professors and professionals in the field of migration, citizenship and refugee studies from different European universities and organizations and will be complemented by practical exercises, discussions and research activities.

All classes will be in English. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of participation (subject to attendance).

Contact hours: 30 hours
Course Language: English
Number of Students: 50 students max. (graduate, master and doctoral students)
The course will run subject to sufficient number of students.


Coordinators: Alessio D’Angelo; David Moya

Confirmed tutors: Brad Blitz; Anastasia Chirstou; Alessio D’Angelo; Janroj Keles; Eleonore Kofman; Nicola Montagna; David Moya; Laurent Pech; Alisa Petroff; Magali Peyrefitte; Rachel Seoighe.