11 December 2013

Opportunities: Summer 2014 Courses

Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues, Toronto, 12-18 May 2014 [info]
- The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) offers a seven-day "non-credit course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration."  "Through attending lectures and related small group sessions, course participants develop a deepened understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural contexts of forced migration, and the major state and non-state institutions involved in refugee protection and advocacy.
"  The deadline for early bird registration and visa applicants is 31 January 2014; for all others, it is 1 April 2014.

CFMS Summer Institute: The Refugee Status Determination Process, Evanston, IL, 1-7 June 2014 [info]
- The Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS) offers a "seven-day, non-degree earning certificate program" that "introduces participants to the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol refugee regime, the international legal basis for refugee status and the variations in how UNHCR and authorities in different countries determine whether an asylum-seeker is eligible for refugee status, with a particular focus on the United States." Apply for early bird rates by 2 May 2014.

*European Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum, Brussels, 30 June-11 July 2014 [info]
- "The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with an comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view. The programme is organised by the "Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe", founded with the financial support of the Odysseus Programme of the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Institute for European Studies of the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles."  The closing date for applications is 13 June 2014.

International Summer School in Forced Migration, Oxford, 7-25 July 2014 [info]
- The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) offers a three-week course "aimed at mid-career or senior policymakers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policymaking for forced migrants." "Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers the political, legal and well being issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, and negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations."  The deadline for bursary applications is 1 March 2014; for all others, it is 1 May 2014.

Statelessness Programme Summer Course, Tilburg, Neth., 4-8 August 2014 [info]
- This course will "consider statelessness and the right to nationality from various angles. It will deal with legal and policy issues associated with statelessness. The status of stateless persons, their human rights and international protection will be addressed, as well as ways to research and document statelessness." The application deadline is 1 April 2014.


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