The 13th edition of the Summer School on Migration Studies will take place from 23 – 27 August 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event is organised by the International Organization of Migration (IOM)’s Czech Republic office.
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The Summer School aims to raise awareness among young professionals and students on the realities of migration and orderly and humane migration management, as well as to promote knowledge about international cooperation on migration issues, including the provision of humanitarian relief for migrants and displaced individuals.
The programme will run for five days and will consist of interactive seminars with international and Czech experts from various migration fields. All lectures will be held in English. The main focuses of the programme, among others, include:
- Migration and the Czech Republic | European Union;
- Migration and 10 years of the Syrian conflict;
- Migration and humanitarian relief in the Mediterranean;
- Migration and the Americas;
- Migration and climate change.
Participating speakers will be announced in June. Find further information on the event here.
Registration for participation will be open from 15 May to 15 July. To apply, please send a registration application to email@example.com.
M8 Alliance webinar on the need for integration of migration health aspects in the education of health professionals07/09/2021 - 07/09/2021
The M8 Alliance, an international network of 30 academic health centres created under the World Health Summit, organises a series of webinars on migrant and refugee health. Earlier webinars this year focused on ensuring the COVID-19 vaccine reaches undocumented migrants, digital solutions for migrant and refugee health, and strengthening healthcare systems in Europe while improving migrant health.
The next webinar, to be held on 7 September 2021, will focus on the need for integration of migration health aspects in the education of health professionals.
Among others, the webinar will cover the following topics:
- health issues affecting migrants and refugees for which focused education of health
professionals is needed;
- additional skills and competencies (including communication and cultural competence) that need to be developed;
- overcoming academic/institutional resistance to such modifications in the education of health professionals;
- synergies of such education with broader health goals such as the SDGs/Universal Health Coverage (health equity/leaving no-one behind) and public health/health security.
Find the event's full programme attached below. Upcoming registration information and further details can be found here.
The 6th meeting of the European Migration Forum will take place online on 27-28 October 2021, having been previously cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic of this year's edition is From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management.
The forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues relating to migration, asylum and the integration of third-country nationals (TCNs), and is run by the European Commission (EC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
This edition of the forum will focus on the indispensable role and value of migrants working in sectors that have been instrumental in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and whose contribution to smooth economic recovery will be essential. Specific focuses will include the ways in which the pandemic has impacted migrants' lives and rights; how to close the digital divide and digital disadvantage of migrants; good practices and initiatives fostering access to education for migrant children; safe legal pathways for those in need of international protection and how to maximise their integration in hosting societies.
Expressions of interest in participation in the event can be submitted until 20 August 2020. Find further information on this here.
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