The ELGS organizes special programs each summer on current topics related to the fields of law and governance, which draw on key experts from throughout the world.
Through the programs, participants are granted the opportunity to explore the political, institutional, regulatory and supervisory frameworks of evolving fields of law, primarily related to European and International integration.
CURRENTLY OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
ELGS Summer Intensive on Comparative Law & Global Governance
July 22-26, 2019
This week-long program discusses the latest developments on Global and European governance and covers both constitutional and institutional issues, global administrative law, and issues of soft governance.
Designed for: Master’s level students from all fields of social sciences such as law, politics, economics, sociology, history, philosophy and international relations, as well as political scientists, civil servants, lawyers and officials of international organizations and domestic administrations who seek ways to continue their education. The participants will attend classes in the various fields conducted by eminent professors from prestigious Universities from all over the world. All the courses will be seminar-like classes and colloquia, and the active class-participation will be encouraged.
Structure of the Program: comprised of three-hour sessions taking place twice a day. The program takes place at the EPLO facilities in Sounion which are located one hour away from Athens by car, overlooking the Aegean Sea.
- Is there a Global Constitution? Lorenzo Casini
- Globalization and the New Nationalism- Anne Peters
- The Administrative State under Siege- tbd
- Is there a Supranational Constitutional Review?- tbd
- Judicial Review: Old and New Problems- Paul Craig
- Where is the European Union going? tbd
- The Problem of the European Union Budget- Massimo Bordignon
- Where are we with Brexit? tbd
- The Crisis of Democracy-tbd
- The Death of Expertise-tbd
Cost of the Program: 600€ which covers tuition and transportation to/from the hotel provided that the students reside in the area. Accomodation packages available upon request.
Applications are accepted until June 21, 2019.
How to apply: Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to firstname.lastname@example.org Information at T: +30 211 311 0 671
MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL (MIGSS) 2019
Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe
22-27 July, 2019
A unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece
- Α week-long program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants and refugees, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.
- Open for Practitioners and Master’s level Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.)
- Two days of on-Site Visits to Reception Facilities & NGOs
- Meet key academics and experts working in the field
- Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar
2019 MIGSS: Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe
Over the past years, Europe and especially Southern European Countries have faced the largest flow of refugees and immigrants in their recent history. No one can ignore the social controversies, the policy inadequacies and the tragedies that accompany migration as well as the precarious life immigrants and refugees of all ages and both genders are forced to endure. They battle to survive in the social margins while their social and human rights are encroached upon. Migration has social repercussions on both the reception society and the migrant populations. Even in these times of deep economic recession, European countries are perceived as lands of hope by impoverished populations. The phenomenon has put pressure on and affects both citizens and migrants, regarding: demography, community and association organization, religion, employment public health, education, border control and public order, housing, deviant activities, rise in racism and xenophobia. A dominant question for migration policymakers has been how to integrate the incoming populations into society. Addressing and managing migration are issues of fundamental concern to reception countries whose efforts, in order to be effective, must be targeted at economic, social and cultural issues. This course will offer anupdated overview of the most important theoretical debates and research findings on migration, social exclusion and integration.
In this context, the 3rd Migration Summer School (MIGSS): Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues regarding theintegration of immigrants and refugees in Europe.
The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts, as well as through a day of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that support refugees, and immigrants. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate out of the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece. This School will take place from 22nd July to 27thJuly, 2019
This program will offer participants insights into migration in Europe, highlighting its growing relevance for the worldwide discussion on migration and refugee integration policies and combating social exclusion in Europe. It will help them develop a broad theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.
On a scientific level the program aims to develop arguments in relevance to social exclusion and integration in the context of immigrant and refugee movements, to assess the causes and effects of the migration and refugee crisis on European societies of reception and onthe migrant populations themselves and to provide motivation for further research in the field.
This week-long course will be taught by academics and experts from European and international universities, institutions and research centers:
Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Nadina Christopoulou, Anthropologist, Ph.D. University of Cambridge, and Co-founder/Coordinator of Melissa Network
Daniel Esdras, Special Envoy of the DG of the IOM, Advisor to the Regional Director for the Mediterranean.
Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, Ph.D., 2018-2019, NSRF, Teaching Scholarship, Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese and EPLO.
Marco Martiniello, Professor of Sociology, Research Director FNRS, Director, Centre d’Etudes de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations (CEDEM), Vice-Doyen à la Recherche, Université de Liège, Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Belgium.
Tina Stavrinaki, Lawyer, Ph.D. University Paris 2, Assistant Coordinator of the Racist Violence Recording Network.
Academic Coordinator: Dr Theodoros Fouskas
In conjunction with the seminars, the program includes two days of study visits. Athens provides an ultimate setting for carrying out this program, as Athens comprises the main city of temporary or permanent stay for immigrants and refugees in the country and offers a unique environment that facilitates participants’ deeper engagement.
Participants will be given the unique opportunity to interact with immigrants, refugees and representatives of organizations that provide support to them by conducting a study visit to key locations such as :
- Accommodation Center for Migrants and Refugees in Thiva, Central Greece;
- Eleonas Open Reception Facility of Third-Country Nationals, Attica;
- Melissa Network: Network of Migrant Women in Greece, Promoting Empowerment, Communication and Active Citizenship, Athens, Attica;
- Generation 2.0 for Rights Equality and Diversity (G2RED) – Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, Athens, Attica;
- Immigrant and Refugee Integration Center of the Municipality of Athens, Athens, Attica.
 Kindly note that the program for site visits will be confirmed three days before the start of the course, as visits are subject to approval by the relevant authorities and also take into consideration political and security developments.
Certificate of Attendance
Participants at MIGSS will be awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of the program, after demonstrating their full and active participation throughout the six-day course. The program does not require any written work to be submitted,nor exams to be taken.
8 ECTS : Participants who wish to obtain ECTS will have to submit an essay after the end of the Summer School of approx. 5.000 words on a topic related to the lectures of the MIGSS and supervised by a lecturer of their choice. Deadline for essay submission: 2nd September 2019. The best paper wll have the opportunity to submit their paper for publishing in a peer-reviewed journal of the EPLO .
Students are invited to secure their own accommodation and transportation, or may opt for an accommodation package that is provided through the EPLO. Participants in the program are accommodated at the seaside premises of the EPLO at Sounion, Greece or at a partner hotel. Accommodation is on a first-come-first-serve basis and students interested in this package should inquire at email@example.com
Classes will take place daily at the seaside premises of the EPLO at Sounion, Greece, except for the 2 days of site visits. During the 1st day of site visits the participants will have the opportunity to visit Athens and the EPLO premises in the old district of Athens at the Roman Agora. Participants during their courses will have access to the facilities of the EPLO in Legrena Sounion which include a library, study room, and sports facilities. Students are encouraged to bring a laptop and will be sent relevant reference and reading material via digital means including statistics, maps, reports, scientific articles on immigration and refugee crisis and presentations used by the speakers. Accomodation can be arranged as per the participant’s request.
As this program is interdisciplinary in nature, it is open to all disciplines (such as Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.) and applicants are welcome from the postgraduate level and up, PhD candidates, researchers, NGO professionals. Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar, pending a minimum of five students wish to be enrolled in the seminar.
Cost of the Program:
500€ which covers tuition, and transportation from/to the Hotel and the EPLO premises for those staying in the area of Legrena as well as on the days of the site visits.
Applications until May 31, 2019
How to apply: Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +30 211 311 0 671
The program takes place at EPLO facilities in Sounion one hour away from Athens by car, overlook the Aegean Sea and are located by the bay of Cape Sounion, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests. Accomodation packages are available upon request.