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Summer school on 'refugee crisis' attracts students from across the world

Academics from the School of Law recently delivered an international summer school on 'The Refugee Crisis and the European Union’s Response'

Refugee Crisis Summer SchoolAcademics from the School of Law delivered an international summer school on 'The Refugee Crisis and the European Union’s Response' in partnership with colleagues from the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona last month.

The course took place between 18 and 22 July at the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona. It was attended by around 20 postgraduate students and NGO practitioners from Spain, Italy, Greece, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Lebanon and Peru.

Participants gained an understanding of the current refugee crisis across the Mediterranean and its local, national and European policy implications. The course examined the refugee crisis from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including law, sociology, political science and media studies.

Academics who attended from Middlesex University included Dr Anastasia Christou, Social Policy Research Centre Co-director Professor Eleonore Kofman, Dr Alessio D’Angelo and the Business School's Professor Brad Blitz. All the tutors are experts in the field of refugees, asylum and migration.

Two bursaries were made available for students from Middlesex University. They were awarded to School of Law postgraduate students Elena Borsacchi and Mariam Gbaja.

This initiative stems from ongoing collaborations between Middlesex academics and two of the main universities in Barcelona, as well as the Catalan research centre CER-migrations. It is part of the Migration at Middlesex network.

Another international summer school is due to run in 2017 at Middlesex University. For further information contact Alessio D’Angelo.

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