Migration Summer School

  • Central topic in public political debate in Europe.
  • Unique opportunity to network with other participants.
  • International and multicultural environment.
  • 7 Scholarships funded by STG on a merit basis.

The Migration Summer School is organised by the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The two week-long academic program was launched in 2005. Since then, the Centre has welcomed a total of 415 participants from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Every year we look forward to welcoming an enriching mix of postgraduate students, civil servants, officials at international organizations, representatives from NGOs and other civil society organizations, journalists, policy analysts, and teachers from around the world.

During the two weeks, participants attend lectures, inter-active workshops and debates held by members of the MPC as well as other academics and policy professionals, in addition to time for independent study and research. The aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the study of migration by combining insights from political, economic, sociological, legal and anthropological approaches to the topic. The Summer School is also a unique opportunity to network with other participants from throughout the world and have access to some outstanding scholars in the field.

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The 20th Migration Summer School will will take place between Monday 24 June and Friday 5 July 2024 in Florence, Italy. It will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about recent trends in research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility.

The call for the applications has been already launched - don't miss a chance to participate at the 20th Migration Summer School! The deadline for applications is 29 February 2024.

The 18th Migration Summer School will will take place between Monday 27 June and Friday 8 July 2022 in Florence, Italy. It will provide develop an enhanced perspective on their own professional and career development. The Summer School will follow a problem-oriented approach to encourage critical engagement. Participants will be supported by extensive background material, debates, group work, individual drop-in sessions with tutors plus sessions during which participants can present their own projects.

Migration Summer School programme: download here.

The Migration Summer School was created in 2005 and has seen over 400 participants over the years. Here you can see some statistics:

Summer School Key Figures (since 2005)

  • Total number of applicants: 2944
  • Total number of participants: 438





National Origin of Summer School Participants

This page only includes the details of the participants who have given their consent to publish them.

17th Summer School 2021

Kidist Ejerssa Demissie

Program officer-migration, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Nkiru Perpetua Duru

Program and Research Manager, Centre for Youths Integrated Development

Maria Giulia Amadio Vicerè

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, EUI

Bistra Ivanova

Chairperson, Multi Kulti Collective (MKC)

Lydia Both

Advisor in GIZ-Project Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement, GIZ

Emanuela Canini

PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Johanna Bögel

Advisor Kenya / Somalia, GIZ

Ezgi Irgil

PhD Student, The University of Gothenburg

Julian S. Tangermann

Project Manager Diaspora Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Karin Vaagland

PhD Candidate at the University of Oslo

15th Summer School 2019

Hend Eltaweel

Assist. Inter-Agency Coordination Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Patricia Martinez Saez

Project Manager, European Association for Information on Local Development

Ronell Delerio

Senior Labor and Employment Officer, Institute for Labor Studies

Helen Dempster

Assistant Director, Center for Global Development

Inese Supule

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Latvia

Sharlene Westerwinter

Legal advisor, Asylex

Mulualem Getachew Adgeh

Senior Migration & Refugee Expert, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

Teresa Gil Ricol

Junior Professional Officer, OSCE

Vanessa Ruget

Associate Professor, Salem State University

Kudakwashe Vanyoro

Research Communications Officer and Doctoral Researcher, African Centre for Migration & Society

Fergus Peace

Researcher, Global Future

Teresa Frasca

Legal Research Assistant, Asylum in Europe

Jan Essink

Ph.D. candidate, Erasmus Rotterdam University

Sinisa Djuric

Project Manager, Migration for Development Programme, GIZ Serbia

Dario Vaschetto

Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, EU Commission

Mariavittoria Garlappi

Senior Specialist, VET Policies and Systems, Country Coordinator Israel and Kosovo, European Training Foundation

14th Summer School 2018

John Atwebembeire

Rida Riaz

PhD Candidate, Monash University, Australia & Research Fellow, Lahore School of Economics

Stephen Sikolia

Lawyer and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Kenya's Refugee Management Agency

Lekalakala Amohelang

Ministry of Home Affairs, Kingdom of Lesotho

Sayed Mahdi Mosawi

Ph.D., Sociology, Hacettepe University, Turkey & Visiting Scholar, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Charles Obila

Migration Officer, Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Ted Tan

Director for Communications & Research, Coordinator for ASEAN & Migrant Activities, UNI Apro

Karen Hargrave

Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser, International Directorate, British Red Cross

Maylis De Verneuil

Attorney at Law, Bar of Bordeaux

Sandra Morgenstern

University Konstanz, Germany

Francesca Soliman

PhD candidate, School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Irine Loria

Protection Officer, IOM Bangladesh

Heliodoro Temprano

Adviser, International Economic Relations and Global Governance, European Commission

Laura Foley

Doctoral Researcher, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

13th Summer School 2017

Bianca Benvenuti

Advocacy Officer, Medecins Sans Frontieres

Victor Nyamori

Regional Refugee Coordinator, Amnesty International, International Secretariat -East and Horn of Africa Office, Kenya

Chiara Casarella

Interreg Central Europe, Joint Secretariat, Vienna

Christoph Deuster

Migration and Urbanization Section, Population Division, UN DESA

Maria Giulia Montanari

PhD candidate in Economic Sociology and Labour Sciences, University of Milan

Jeroen Naus

Policy Advisor to a Dutch EPP Member of the European Parliament

Anna Lisa Pantusa

Refugee Status Determination Officer, Italian Ministry of the Interior

Luciana Vaccotti

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Alice Verticelli

PhD Candidate in Political Science, Northeastern University

12th Summer School 2016

Andrea Milan

Data Officer, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration

Paraschos Smigadis

HR Dir. and Head of Secretary's General Office, Ministry of National Defence, Greece & General Staff of National Defence, CY

Nourhan Abdel Aziz

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo

John Mushomi

Postdoc Fellow, University of Pretoria

Sara Buzzoni

Humanitarian Aid Desk Officer, Turkey Team, ECHO Brussels

James Correia

Corporate Services Executive, British Chambers of Commerce

Dragan Filimonovic

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economic, Basel University

Olivia Hannemann

Gesellschaft für international Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany

Coralie Rey

Humanitarian Worker, International Committee of the Red Cross

Katerina Vlasaki

Head of Regional Observatory of Social Integration, Region of Crete

Alberto-Horst Neidhardt

Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Anita Cinkotai

Anti-trafficking Expert, Ministry of Interior of Hungary Unit for Anti-trafficking and Horizontal Affairs

Thu Hien Dao


Karen Anne Liao

PhD candidate, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

Froilan Malit, Jr.

Associate, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Zayed University, Dubai & Fellow, CIFAL, Philippines

Paola Pannia

PhD, Research Fellow, University of Florence

Fatma Mabrouk

Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia & Center of Economic and Social Studies and Researches, Tunisia

Imtiyaz Ali

Public Helath Consultant, IQVIA Consulting and Informarion Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Marianne Gierow

Division for EU affairs, Swedish Ministry for Justice

Cristian Incaltarau

Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

11th Summer School 2015

Heba El Kholy

Director, Lutfia Rabbani Foundation

Aylan Déniz

Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Ankara University

Meltem Ineli Ciger

Assistant Professor, International Law Department, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Law, Turkey

Felegebirhan Belesti Mihret

PhD, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Mantan Sekmokas

Policy Adviser, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Nina Haelg

Associate Migration Officer, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, UN

Stefania Imperia

Cash Hub Knowledge Manager, British Red Cross

Ulla Siirto

Adviser, Multicultural and Immigration, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Matti Valimaki

Centre for Parliamentary Studies, University of Turku

Eva Singler

Special Officer for Immigration and Welcoming Culture Dept. Fundamental Work and Anti-Discrimination Office of Multicultural Affairs, Frankfurt

10th Summer School 2014

Gulbahor Saraeva

Adj. Prof. and Faculty Member, MA in UN and Global Studies Program, The State University of New Jersey

Louise Munkholm

Post-doc Fellow, Dept. of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University

Gamze Ovacık

LL.M. - Ph.D. Candidate, Bilkent University Faculty of Law

Yasin Kerem Gumus

Assistant Professor, Sakarya University

Rakesh Ranjan

Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Saskia Heilemann

Research Associate, IOM Austria

Tetyana Hnatyuk

PhD, Senior Researcher, Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

9th Summer School 2013

Ujwal Bastakoti

AUT University, Auckland

Esra Demirkol

PhD candidate, University of Sussex

Anna Rocheva

PhD candidate, Sociology & Research Fellow, Academy for National Economy and Public Administration

Sara Sadek

Regional Mixed Migration Coordinator, Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, Mixed Migration Center, Danish Refugee Council

Tina Dutta

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Marwadi University

Ijin Hong

Institute for Welfare State Research, Yonsei University, Seoul

Meltem Hamit

National Project Manager, IOM Turkey

Oxana Paduraru

First Secretary, Directorate for European Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova

Juan Carlos Triviño Salazar

Juan de la Cierva Post-Doctoral fellow, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

Niovi Vavoula

Lecturer in Migration and Security, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Andrei Yeliseyeu

Research Director, East Center

Alessia Bacchi


Alex Mocanu

MSc in International Development & Management, Lund University

8th Summer School 2012

Maryam Khazaeli

Australian Capital Territory Government, Canberra

Secil Pacaci Elitok

Research Fellow, Wayne State University, & Visiting Adj. Prof., Michigan State University

Hiba Aref Saida

Field Coordinator, Tamer Institute For Community Education, Palestine

Marame Cissé

Postdoctoral Researcher, Gender Studies and Research Group, Gaston Berger University, Senegal

Muzaffer Seda Yakinol


Bharte Umesh Laxmanrao

PhD, Asst. Prof., Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai

Suzanne Menhem

Professor, Lebanese University Institute of Social Sciences-II

Iryna Maidanik

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Demography and Social Studies of National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Olga Tkach

Senior researcher, Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg

Nishanthi Perera

PhD Candidate, Gender and Social Work, University of Otago