From 27 June to 8 July, the MPC hosted 39 participants representing 22 nationalities for the 11th edition of the annual Migration Summer School. This year’s interdisciplinary programme was entitled “Approaches to International Migration at Origin and Destination: Theories, Policies and Methods for Analysis”. Participants were a mix of Ph.D. students in the field of migration, and practitioners from international organisations, national governments and NGOs. With a combination of theoretical, methodological, policy-oriented and case-study sessions, more than 20 scholars and lecturers in demography, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology and law provided an overview of the main international-migration topics, research developments and policy debates. For more information about the MPC Summer Schools and the programme click here.
Justyna Salamońska presented current and past work carried out at the MPC on forced migration at the EASO conference ‘EU and Global Asylum-Related Migration Research – Gaining an Overview’, held in Malta on 16 May 2016.
On 15 June Professor Iván Martín, presented a study by the Migration Policy Centre on Exploring New Avenues for Legislation for Labour Migration to the European Union at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE Committee). The Study, commissioned in 2015, provides a comprehensive analysis of EU labour migration policy, its development, its impact and future policy options. It was presented just after European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, presented the new European Commission’s proposals on legal migration published on the 7 June to the LIBE Committee . The MPC is currently carrying out another research paper to analyse that legal migration package.
The full session of the LIBE Committee can be watched here
(study presentation started at 17:10).