Joensuu, Finland

International Migration Studies in Child, Youth and Family Welfare

when 10 August 2020 - 21 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

Topics covered include:
• International and internal migration tends and demographics
• The rights of the migrated child and young adult
• International and national social policy on refugees, asylum seekers
• Forced migration, border crossings and the impact for families on the move
• Psychosocial impact of migration on child and youth development
• So called left behind children
• Gendered, transcultural and transnational experiences and identities
• Social inclusion, integration and resettlement programs for children, youth and families
• Cultural intelligence and communication for working with migrated families and children
The course targets the learning requirements of academics, students and professionals currently studying or working in the fields of social work, social policy, international aid, social development, community and youth work, social pedagogy and migration, social inclusion and cultural studies. This course is accredited for select-ed UEF PhD and MA programs and provides students with an excellent opportunity to study over the sum-mer break. NOTE! IT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN FEBRUARY IF THE COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE.

Course leader


Target group

Master, Doctoral, ongoing professional development

Course aim

Students will engage with current interdisciplinary theories and international case studies for an in-depth understanding as to the impact of migration on the rights, welfare and wellbeing, migrated youth, children and families.

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the participants from UEF partner Universities.
EUR 200: Course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2020.


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