Nijmegen, Netherlands

Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice

when 5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 550

This multidisciplinary course will provide you with insight into relevant issues on the topic of migrant inclusion across three domains: economic inclusion, social inclusion, and migrants’ access to public services, healthcare and housing. Through engagement with experts from a variety of disciplines, students will gain a multidisciplinary perspective on one of today’s most debated issues: migrant inclusion policies and practices.
Following this course will be an excellent preparation if you also wish to follow RUNOMI’s second course The Science Behind Migrant Inclusion Policies: Evidence-Based Policies and Policy-Based Evidence, which prepares participant to be able to gather scientific knowledge on migrant inclusion issues and inform policy makers.

With increasing migration to Western Europe, inclusion and integration have become buzz words in politics, media and private and public organizations. When following the public debate and the wealth of academic publications on the topic, it may seem that inclusion is everywhere.

Nevertheless, migrants in Europe continue to experience worse health, lower levels of employment and more discrimination than native populations. Although national and local governments continue to device inclusion policies, these do not always have their intended effects. Migrant inclusion incorporates several overlapping dimensions, from the legal and economic to social life and access to services. In this summer school, you will therefore be introduced to the topic of migrant inclusion by members from the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI) who will provide lectures on different topics relating to three domains of inclusion: (1) economic inclusion; (2) social/political inclusion; and (3) access to public services, healthcare and housing.

“What are migrants’ positions on the labour market? How is their (mental) health? Do they have sufficient access to housing? How do migrants experience inclusion?” are questions that the researchers of RUNOMI take as a starting point to tackle issues regarding migrant inclusion, respectively migrant inclusion policies and practices. Looking at the Dutch context and beyond, the lecturers will share their expertise on issues such as migrant entrepreneurship, anti-discrimination law and citizenship testing, access to primary care and segregation on the housing market and the analysis of migrant experience in cultural expression. The multidisciplinary nature of this course will challenge the participants in their assignment: they are asked to identify a migrant inclusion issue and develop an interdisciplinary policy/practice that builds on the multidisciplinary academic discussion of the course.

On the second last day of the summer school, participants get the opportunity to participate in the third edition of the RUNOMI annual conference during which they present the results of their assignment in the format of posters. Participation in the conference also provides participants with the opportunity to get into contact with a wider variety of the topics studied by the RUNOMI scholars. On the last day there will be a field trip in Nijmegen, with the aim to learn more about a local migrant inclusion project.

Course leader

Linda Sloane (MSc), Education and Research Valorisation Officer RUNOMI, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University

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Target group

• Advanced Bachelor
• Master
• PhD
• Professional

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in the field of migrant inclusion. We welcome students and professionals who would like to gain an overview of various topics relating to migrant inclusion, and who wish to develop their ability to understand and critically assess policies and practices relating to migrant inclusion.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Engage in current multidisciplinary academic debates on policies and practices regarding migrant
2. Gain insight in the effects of various policies on the inclusion of migrants in various domains: intended as well as unintended effects; and the effects of policies specifically aimed at inclusion of migrants in specific domains as well as the effects of general policies (not specifically aimed at migrants) which may facilitate or hinder migrant inclusion in specific domains.
3. Analyse cultural expressions of migration inclusion from a discourse analytical perspective.
4. Identify issues regarding migrant inclusion and develop an interdisciplinary inclusion policy or practice based on the multidisciplinary academic discussion (see learning outcome 1).

Fee info

EUR 550: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 495 early bird discount- deadline 1 March 2020 (10%)
€ 468 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 413 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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