Summer School 2022
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Summer School 2022 - Migration and the crises of solidarity in Europe


“Migration and the crises of solidarity in Europe”

When: Starting on Friday, July 1st until Friday, July 8th 2022

Where: Thessaloniki, Greece

Οrganised by CITY College, University of York Europe Campus

Ιn cooperation with:

  • The University of York Migration Network (MIGNET)
  • The Department of Politics of the University of York
  • The Department of Politics of the University of Sheffield
  • The Department of Sociological Studies of the University of Sheffield
  • The University of Sheffield Migration Research Group


Description of the programme

This summer school asks – what do different crises of solidarity look like in Europe today? What central struggles and tensions are shaping practices and acts of solidarity? And ultimately, what could solidarity look like in the context of the continual movement of people to Europe in large numbers?

The summer school offers participants theoretical and practical insights into this state of continuous and successive crises that Southeast Europe has been experiencing and how this reflects on the idea of solidarity, within the Eurozone ‘crisis’, the ‘crisis’ of liberal democracy, the ‘migrant crisis’ and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crucially, the programme offers participants direct hands-on experience ‘on the ground’ through the opportunity to participate in volunteering activities with an NGO. (Note: a list of NGOs will be disseminated among the participants interested in volunteering before the start of the summer school).

The summer school will be carried out in the form of lectures and workshops on migration, integration and solidarity, listening to real life experiences, views and insights from people working in NGOs and public authorities managing migration flows and integration in Greece, as well as volunteering on site with an NGO.

Read here the full description of the programme


Main Themes and Activities

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

The summer school focuses on making students aware of the wider political, economic and social implications of migration flows and border regimes and the new challenge arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, through the lens of solidarity, via a series of lectures, workshops, guest speeches and volunteering.

By the end of this summer school students will have the chance to:

  • Expand their knowledge on migration and border regimes, integration and solidarity post- 2014;
  • Understand how mobility and migration regimes, practices and representations affect every aspect of modern society;
  • Familiarize themselves with solidarity in theory and practice and related challenges;
  • Volunteer on site with an NGO and understand how the lives of refugees and migrants are shaped by the new realities


Programme Information

When: Friday, July 1st to Friday, July 8th 2022
Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 8 days
Language of instruction: The programme is taught and delivered in English.
Maximum number of participants: 35

Who can apply:
Applicants must be registered on a university course (undergraduate or postgraduate) and be fluent in English. Due to the experiential nature of the programme, applications will also be considered from PhD candidates or practitioners in the field of migration or related Social Sciences (e.g. Law, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Developmental Studies, Post-colonial Studies, International Political Economy, Communication Studies, Business Studies etc).

Summer School certificate:

Upon completion of the programme students will receive a Certificate of Attendance from CITY College, University of York, Europe Campus.


The course is worth 15 UK credits or 7.5 ECTS or 3 US credits. To earn credits interested students will have to complete a written assignment.


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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