Netherlands, Groningen

Migration Matters: Understanding and intervening the societal phenomenon of migration

when 3 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 100

The summer school offers new and multidisciplinary insights in the complex phenomenon of migration as well as training in innovative methods to study migration, such as participatory action research, spatial approaches and gaming. Guest speakers from both academia and practice will share their knowledge and experience with the students. Participants will explore and address various ways of knowledge valorization.



This summer school will:
•Consider different methods to study, understand and explain different aspects of and phases in the migration process;
• Let students reflect on their intrinsic motivation of choice and action in relation to migration;
• Develop a theory-driven intervention for one particular stage in the migration process (see below);
• Set up a monitoring and evaluation plan;
• Formulate recommendations to relevant stakeholders and present this.



Five stages of migration will be central during the summer school:

1) Regional conflict and aid in neighbouring countries

2) Migrants on route

3) Aid and shelter in EU countries

4) Registration in the host country

5) Integration in the host country.

Students will first gain a general overview of each phase and then choose a phase to further specialize in during the week. For this particular phase, students work in groups towards an intervention design based on a thorough analysis.

This summer school will improve skills and insights that will help shape and sharpen future professionals preparing them for addressing societal challenges at large.

Course leader

Nina Hansen

Target group

Advanced bachelor, master and research master students with a background in behavioral, social and spatial sciences as well as in humanities, theology, law and business are welcome to apply for this summer school.

Course aim

This summer school will:
•Consider different methods to study, understand and explain different aspects of and phases in the migration process;
• Let students reflect on their intrinsic motivation of choice and action in relation to migration;
• Develop a theory-driven intervention for one particular stage in the migration process (see below);
• Set up a monitoring and evaluation plan;
• Formulate recommendations to relevant stakeholders and present this.

Credits info

2 ECTS
Psychology students (BA, MA, ReMa) can receive 2 ECTS for their participation in the summer school. Students will have to submit an individual report summarizing the group assignment. Details will be announced prior to the summer school.

Fee info

EUR 100: Students: € 100 (excluding housing) or €350 (including housing)
EUR 350: Third parties (practitionaires who work in the context of migration and are familiar with qualitative and quantitative methods): € 650 (excluding housing) or € 900 (including housing).

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