Catania, Italy

Managing Crises at the EU Med borders

when 8 July 2018 - 14 July 2018
language Italian
duration 1 week

The EUMedEA Crash Course “Managing Crises at the EU Borders” is an advanced study and training course run by leading scholars, civil society organizations’ representatives and practitioners. It seeks to favour mutual exchange between academics, practitioners and students. The purpose of the EUMedEA Crash Course is threefold:

1) To provide participants with an intensive teaching. Confirmed lecturers are Prof. Federica Bicchi (LSE), Sonia Lucarelli (University of Bologna), Michelle Pace (Roskilde University), Marta Pachocka (Warsaw University).
2) To support young researchers. PhD students are invited to present their research projects. MA Students in the writing-up process of their thesis, may also be accepted for presentation on a voluntary basis.
3) To offer training sessions. Practitionners enrolled in IOs, NGOs, voluntary associations will share their expertise on crisis management.

Course aim

The EUMedEA Crash Course participants are aware that the global job market requires experts who are able to face newly emerging challenges and crises and are eager to work in the Mediterranean environment with peers, NGO and CSO representatives. Potential participants are:
(a) PhD students majoring on EUMedEA related topics who want to present the preliminary results of their research in a specialized context.
(b) MA students who want to acquire a specific background on EUMedEA related issues.


The Workshop is co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and the University of Catania. A limited number of full grants (10) is available for PhD students. The grant consists of free accommodation (single or double rooms f