About the Barcelona Summer School
The "Barcelona Summer School" - The External Dimension Of EU Migration And Asylum Policies: Human Rights, Development And Neighbourhood Policies In The Mediterranean Area will be held at Universitat de Barcelona over five days. The Summer School is open to all nationalities and targeted at lawyers, jurists, researchers, LL.M. and PhD students in law, political science, international relations, and related, who are interested in juridical perspectives of migration and are directly or indirectly working in this field.
In the context of the ongoing challenges triggered by the 2015 refugee crisis, the Summer School will examine international mobility through a wide perspective, directed at examining the forms of cooperation between the EU and its neighbouring countries as far as the human rights of migrants and refugees are concerned. The project is based on the assumption that, in order to better understand current and future challenges on migration and asylum in Europe, it is necessary to address the so-called “external dimension” of EU migration and asylum policies, in order to reach a comprehensive legal and political perspective of the situation of migration processes in the Mediterranean area.
To this end, the Barcelona Summer School will first provide an overview of the legal framework of the EU external migration and asylum policies, and then address the migration/development nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean area, providing for a thorough analysis of the wide array of legal instruments and forms of cooperation and instruments between the EU (and its Member States) and third countries. After the Summer School an external Workshop will be held at Universität Hamburg, where selected students will be able to present their papers based on the outcomes of the Barcelona Summer School.
The working language of the Summer School is English.
The main topics of the lectures will be as follows:
- The legal framework of the external relations of the EU and its Member States with third countries;
- The migration/development nexus in the EuroMed area: development, human mobility, and socio-political changes in the countries of origin.