The Geographic Migration Centre (GEOMIGRACE), a research institute affiliated with the department of social geography and regional development at the Faculty of Science at Prague’s Charles University, is inviting students and young professionals to its Summer school on migration studies 2023. This year’s event will focus on the integration of persons with international (temporary) protection.

Scholars and practitioners (from international and non-governmental organisations) from various countries will take part, through delivering lectures and/or leading seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on issues closely related to migration. These will be examined from different political, economic, sociocultural, demographic, development, and geographical perspectives. In addition to the academic sections, other accompanying events – especially cultural ones – will take place. The summer school will be held in presence in Prague, and if necessary a hybrid/online programme will be announced.

Confirmed sessions include the following:

  • Migration Theories, Realities and Myths: Dušan Drbohlav, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • Ethnicity, migration and media stereotypes: Salim Murad, Director of Gymnasium of the Memory of the Nation; teacher at New York University Prague;teacher and coordinator of the EMMIR at the University of South Bohemia
  • Migration, Climate Change and Global Risks: Michal Broža, Head of the United Nations Information Centre in Prague
  • Migration and Gender: Petra Ezzeddine, Department of General Anthropology and Department of Gender Studies of the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
  • Migration and Demography: Tomáš Sobotka, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna
  • The Realities of Irregular Migration from Africa: Eric Opoku Ware, Sahara Hustlers Association, Ghana – The Realities of Irregular Migration from Africa
  • Transnationalism and Diaspora: Eva Janská, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Charles University
  • Inclusivity as a Precondition of Integration: Michal Vašečka, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts
  • Migration and Development: Josef Novotný, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • Assistance and adaptation of temporary protection holders from Ukraine in Czechia: Jan Schroth, Migration policy expert Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

The finalised programme, including the full list of speakers, will be published towards the end of April, and the application deadline is 30 April. A tuition fee of 330 EUR will be required of attendees. Find further information here.