2nd EUniWell Summer School on Migration and diversity in European Cities

The 2023 EUniWell Summer School on Migration and Diversity in European Cities (MADEINEUROPE) will bring together postgraduate students (Masters and PhD level), practitioners and internationally renowned academics in the field to explore the frontiers of migration and diversity research. 

Human mobility across local, regional, national, European, and international borders is a central feature in the history of Europe and of European cities in particular. Migrants have formed a substantial part of many European societies for centuries. Yet, over recent decades, following the end of the Cold War and the process of expansion of the European Union, patterns and magnitude of human mobility have changed, leading to rapid socio-demographic changes in European societies. Cities are the primary destination of migrants and where migration-driven diversity is occurring at a faster pace. They are also strategic sites for the formation of new types of identities and communities that stretch across national borders and new political subjects and possibilities of social transformation.

Drawing from a range of methodological approaches and disciplinary perspectives including law, anthropology, history, social policy, international relations, human geography, social work, and sociology, the Summer School will critically examine the politics of migration and diversity in Europe, focussing on how European cities are shaped by migration and respond, adjust, and accommodate newcomers also in connection with the Mediterranean region.

Over four weeks, 25 selected participants will meet for online lectures and seminars and work closely with a mentor, individually and in groups, throughout the course. In addition, participants will be able to meet in person at a blended closing workshop and academic conference hosted by the University of Nantes in France.

MADEINEUROPE is coordinated by Professor Nando Sigona, director of the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and is organised in collaboration with the University of Nantes (France), the University of Cologne (Germany), the University of Florence (Italy), University of Murcia (Spain) and Linnaeus University (Sweden).

The 2nd EUniWell Summer School is funded by EUniWell programme. Participation to the Winter School is free and bursaries for travel to the final event in Nantes are available to all selected participants. 

For further information, please contact MADEINEUROPE Programme Manager Dr Stefano Piemontese