The program is of a legal nature and very demanding. Courses will be rather technical in orientation, but the first module is an introduction to allow non-jurists to follow it successfully by acquiring knowledge about the institutional framework; the interactions between human rights and migration & asylum law; the roots of EU and international migration & asylum law; and the freedom of movement of EU citizens by comparison with third-country migrants.

On top of executive master, the fees cover access to the Odysseus summer school to give participants the possibility to acquire a sound base of knowledge before following the executive master. The classes offer theoretical but also practical elements, in particular regarding the case law of the EU Court of Justice and of the European Court of Human Rights, including cases that have not yet been decided. Personal reading is expected from the participants. The very latest developments of the European policies are integrated into the teaching through the participation as lecturers of high-ranking officials from the European Commission, Council, Parliament and Eu agencies. Participants will follow the day-to-day developments of the Eu policy by receiving information from the coordination team.

The classes will be conducted by academics who are among the best specialists of EU and national migration or asylum law. Three to four specific gatherings including the professors, other members of the Odysseus Network and high-ranking officials from the EU institutions will be organised in Brussels throughout the year in order to give the participants the occasion to meet and exchange physically. Specific issues will be discussed during these meetings in order to improve the understanding of participants and to illustrate the courses. 

The classes gather participants online from all over Europe who will benefit from advanced broadcasting technology. A short training will be provided to learn how to use the platform. Participants only need to have a good internet connection and a computer with a camera. The participants will have access to an online platform providing access to an extensive and up to date documentation. 

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