Summer School: Migration Studies, Charles University & IOM Prague (Czech Republic)

About the Summer School

The eleventh IOM Summer school on migration studies was held at Charles University in Prague from August 26th to 31st 2019. The program was attended by university students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals. Six days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts came out as a unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: migration and development, integration of migrants, trafficking in human beings, environmental migration, migration and gender and others. 

IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It has been attended by more than 500 students and professionals from 60 countries who attended lectures presented by experts and other distinguished experts from academia, IOM, UNHCR state administration (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Development Agency, ACIDI Portugal, MA17 Vienna, etc.), non-governmental organizations (La Strada, Charitas, etc.) as well as migrants’ organizations and communities.

The summer school was implemented in cooperation with Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre). Project partner is the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague. The project was co-funded by the Czech Development Agency and the U.S. Embassy in Prague within the Small Grants Program. 

Topics Discussed

  •  IOM response to European and Global Migration Trends 
  •  Migration Theories, Realities and Myths 
  •  Sustainable Development Goals 
  •  Migration and Health 
  • Migration and Development 
  • Czech Republic development cooperation with focus on migration 
  • Environment and Migration 
  • Migration and Demography 
  • Mixed Migration 
  • Assistance to refugees 
  • Transnational lives of immigrants 
  • Inclusivity as a Precondition of Integration
  • The Realities of Irregular Migration from Africa 
  • Good migration governance as a prevention measures of human trafficking 
  • Migration and gender 

More details about the program can be found at

Certificate from IOM Prague


Cover photo by Ron Dauphin from Unsplash

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