Summer School 2018
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Summer School 2018

Summer School 2018

Refugee and Migrant Crisis: New challenges of integration
25 June – 3 July 2018
Thessaloniki, Greece

Organised by:
CITY College
The University of Sheffield Department of Politics
The University of Sheffield Department of Sociological Studies


About the summer school

Learn, Experience & Volunteer

Have we moved from the post-2014 refugee and migrant crisis management to refugee integration in Europe or are we still in a transitional state? What are the new challenges that arise? How does the migrant crisis connect with the different socio-economic and political crises occurring in wider Europe? How does that affect the day to day life of people residing in refugee sites?

Attend lectures on migration and integration, listen to real life experiences, views and insights from people working in NGOs and public authorities managing migration flows and integration in Greece and volunteer on site with an NGO.

Our Focus

The summer school focuses on making students aware of the post-2014 migrant crisis, its wider political, economic and social implications and the new challenges rising from refugee integration, through a series of lectures, workshops, guest speeches and volunteering.


Aims of the Programme

Through this summer school students will have the chance to:

  • Expand their knowledge on the post-2014 migrant crisis
  • Understand how the migrant crisis affects every aspect of modern society
  • Familiarise themselves with the challenges of integration
  • Volunteer on site and understand how the life of people residing in refugee sites is shaped by the new realities


Main Themes and Activities

Lectures - Workshops - Experiential Learning - Group Work - Coaching Sessions - Volunteering

  • Challenges of Refugee and Migrant Integration 
  • Financial Aspects of Refugee and Migrant Integration 
  • The socio-political impact of Refugee and Migrant Integration
  • Human Rights, Refugee Laws & Refugee Protection
  • NGOs, Governmental Agencies and Refugee Management
  • Thessaloniki: 2500 years of history: Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish past of the city
  • Coaching Session for Volunteers
  • Volunteer work


Academic Lectures

The Economic Dynamics of Migration
Dr Pavlos Gkasis (SEERC Research Associate, Lecturer, Business Administration and Economics Department, CITY College)
Belonging and in/exclusion
Professor Sarah Neal (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield)
The Migrant Crisis within the Greek Context
Dr Alexandra Prodromidou (SEERC Research Associate, Lecturer, Business Administration and Economics Department, CITY College)
Refugees and International Law Trends
Dr Miltos Sarigiannidis (Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Representing Integration
Dr Joe Turner (Politics Department, University of Sheffield)
International Migration Governance
Dr Marcia Vera (Politics Department, University of Sheffield)
Coaching Session
Dr Suzie Savvidou (Lecturer, Psychology Department, CITY College)


Expert Guest Speakers

The Greek Ministry of Migration
The Municipality of Thessaloniki
International Organization for Migration
Norwegian Council for Refugees
Women and Health Alliance International


The summer school programme is taught and delivered in English.
Upon completion of the programmes students will receive a Certificate of Attendance from CITY College.


Programme Information

25 June – 3 July 2018

8 days

Entry requirements:
Applicants must be registered on a university course (undergraduate or postgraduate).



Why Thessaloniki?

Why Thessaloniki?

Thessaloniki is now a modern European city in Northern Greece, situated in the Gulf of Thermaikos of the Aegean Sea. It is the second largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia. Throughout its fascinating and continuous history of 2500 years, the city welcomed and accommodated a significant number of refugees and migrants; Jewish, Armenian, Turkish, Slavic and Greek populations have co-existed for many years, creating a vibrant metropolis. Read more about Thessaloniki


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