Objectives: The aim of the Summer School organised by the Chair Jean Monnet is to look in depth and examine the implications of migration flows towards the EU and the role of the EU in this process.
The refugee and migration crisis of 2015 did not only challenge the functioning of the EU’s asylum policy; it hindered the operation of the free movement within the EU and led, for the first time, to an open rejection of EU policies by member states. Although the crisis has since subsided (also due to the covid-19 pandemic), migration remains the single most delicate political issue in various EU member states and a major point of discord between -and even within – member states.
The Summer School will look at the long-term consequences of EU and national policies in the matter (or the absence thereof) and will examine the implications of the current situation, from an economic, demographic and political angle. Guest speakers will analyse the current migration and asylum situation in Europe and look into possible solutions.
The Summer School will allow participants to discuss the multiple facets of international migration today and discuss relevant EU policies and the European and national efforts to shape a response to it.
The Summer School will include round tables and working group sessions on the following thematic areas:
- The challenges of migration in Europe: economy, solidarity and rights
- EU asylum policies and external borders management: political and legal implications
- Legal migration and integration
The Summer School is offered in English to students from the Department, the University and international students and practitioners. The event will be hybrid; therefore, participants may choose to attend in person or online. Attendance in person will take place at the School of Aristotle Cultural Center School in the city of Naousa (Imathia) to a maximum of 40 participants. Participants attending in person will have to contribute with a registration fee of 50 euros, covering board and lodging (2 nights). Participation attending online is free of charge.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Political Sciences,
54124 Thessaloniki Greece