IN A NUTSHELL
§ An online program, including some gatherings in Brussels with the professors
§ A program to acquire an in-depth knowledge of EU migration & asylum law, Including the latest and most controversial developments
§ A program legally oriented but also accessible to non-jurists
§ A program accessible to professionals with courses on Friday evenings & Saturday mornings
§ Professors from all Member States among the top specialists in this field, including practitioners from European Commission, Parliament, Council & EU agencies
§ Small group with interactive courses
§ The right place to build a professional network
§ Three modules: Introduction, Migration (including visas & borders) Asylum
§ Courses including theory and practical elements, including writing a blog to be published on the Odysseus blog
§ Traineeship and research opportunities
§ The Odysseus Summer School, that has trained more than 2,000 persons since 2001, is accessible for free to the participants of the program
The aim of the program is to provide its participants with an in-depth understanding of the legal rules on migration and asylum adopted by the EU. It is of interest to all persons who wish to acquire a special knowledge of migration and asylum law, for instance EU or national civil servants, lawyers or judges, workers in international organisations and NGO’s, researchers and PhD students who frequently confront the complex legal dimension of immigration and asylum in their work. The program is organised by the “Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Migration and Asylum in Europe” which is one of the leading research and training organisation in EU migration and asylum law founded in 1999 with the support of the Odysseus program of the European Commission.
The program provides the opportunity to live in a unique European environment, with professors coming from many different Member States as well as speakers from the EU institutions. An online program makes it easy to invite high-ranking or specialised officials from all over Europe who will be invited as guest speakers.
The program is also an opportunity to participate in an intellectually stimulating experience as part of a group of twenty to thirty participants specialising in migration and asylum with different backgrounds from all over Europe where internal and external networking is encouraged. Information about employment and traineeship prospects will be disseminated by the organisers.
On completing the master’s program, our graduates can value on the labor market the rare knowledge that they have acquired in migration and asylum law. They work for European institutions and agencies, international organisations like the IOM or ICMPD and NGO’s, migration law firms and national ministries for home affairs. This executive master has also enabled our graduates to reorient their careers towards migration and asylum.
A Network founded with the support of the European Commission