Budapest, Hungary

Migration in Europe

when 6 July 2017 - 11 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 130

The main focus of this section is migration within the European community, a topic that has been deemphasized by the refugee crisis. We would like to analyze the problem from the viewpoint of the Eastern and Central European countries which are mostly the sending ones. Beyond gaining insights about the current situation, involving its volume and trends and push and pull factors, we will deal with how research is done in that particular topic through analyzing cases. Moreover, we will touch upon the moral aspects and potential policies as well.

Day 1

Session 1-2: Introduction – Attila Melegh

Since mass migration is a complex phenomenon we need to have a very complex view on migration and we need to combine various approaches and methodologies. Therefore during the introduction we will briefly discuss, macro and micro neoclassical theories, world-system theory, social capital theory of migration and how we can analyze the identities and perspectives of migrants. We will talk about the role of changes in the global economy, its division of labor, global economic policy, the role of foreign direct investment, historical migratory links and how migrants maneuver among these structural conditions.

Session 3-4: Migration and Labour Markets – Ágnes Hárs

Day 2

Session 1: Research Methods and Topics

Different research methods such as the traditional questionnaire or the novel big data analysis will be compared based on research experiences and case studies.

Session 2-3: Migration and Labour Markets Case Studies

Session 4: Legal Aspects of Migration

This session has a very different viewpoint from the economic one. Here we will discuss migration and migration policies as lawyers perceive it.

Day 3

Session 1-2: Moral Aspects of Migration Policy – Zoltán Miklósi

Day 4

Session 1-3: Economics of Migration & Migration Policy – Martin Kahanec (to be decided)

This part would consist of two lectures and one seminar. During the lectures we would discuss the demography of the migrants, the economic affects on sending and receiving countries, migration policies, how we can improve mobility within Europe and how we could benefit from it. Then during the seminar students should discuss policy proposals in groups based on the case of their home country, and should work out how would solve the problems.

Session 4: Concluding Q&A Session

More detailed syllabus is coming soon.

Course leader

Rajk László College for Advanced Studies is a self-governing student organization, an educational institute and a living community of the active members.

Fee info

EUR 130: Our fees are based on the standard Erasmus+ categorization.

170 Euro for Group 1 countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

150 Euro for Group 2 countries: Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

130 Euro for Group 3 countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR of Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia