Projet MIGRANTS - London Summer school

Migrants Second Summer School is about to start in London London Summer School is about to start at the University of Westminster on 5-8 September 2022 and brings together more than 100 experts, teachers, PhD candidates, NGOs, including teachers and professionals from the Universita Degli Studi di Palermo, the Université de Tunis El Manar, the Université de Tunis, the Université de La Manouba, the University of Westminster and the organizations Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo(Unimed), Cooperazione Per Lo Sviluppo Dei Paesi Emergenti Onlus (COSPE) and Clinica Legale Per I Diritti Umani (CLEDU).
After the experience in Granada, this is the second Summer School organised by the European Partners as part of the Erasmus Plus Project MIGRANTS. The London Summer School will be a unique opportunity to share ideas and perspectives on issues related to migration, its management and representation. This will be done through a series of Roundtables with speakers from all the International Institutions involved on the topics of discourses and representation, human rights and labour. The impact of multiculturalism in London will be celebrated through City Tours in three of the areas most affected by migration (Arabic community in Edgware, Chinese community in Soho and French community in Kensington).
A roundtable with doctoral students from the Erasmus Plus Project and the Westminster University research centre HOMELandS is foreseen on 7 september. The Summer School will also host an Advocacy Roundtable organised in partnership with Migrant Voice, around the topic of externalisation of borders that will involve a series of London-based organisations including Amnesty International, Migration Observatory, Migrant Organise, Women for Refugee Women, and others, to discuss the pressing issue of the externalisation of borders.
The Screening of the documentary Hostile and a Q&A with director Sonita Gale will close the event. The film focuses on the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities. Told through the stories of four participants from Black and Asian backgrounds, the film focuses on the impact of the evolving ‘hostile environment’ policies, which are designed to make living conditions so difficult for migrants that they voluntarily leave the country. The entire programme has been organised by the University of Westminster, led by Federica Mazzara, Hayet Bahri, Saskia Huc-Hepher, Rob William and Ailsa Peate with the support and the collaboration of the Partners of the project.
The Summer School do not accept external participants since it is financed by the Erasmus Plus Migrants Project and it is reserved to the partners except for the last activity: the screening of Hostile, the documentary of Sonita Gale which is open for everybody. However, it is possible to follow the Roundtable online (except for the one planned on Thursday 8 September), through the Zoom links that you can find in the full programme. The MIGRANTS partnership is made by: the University of Palermo (Leader), the University of Granada (Spain), the University of Westminster (UK), the University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia), the University El Manouba (Tunisia), the University of Tunis (Tunisia), the UNIMED Consortium (Union of Mediterranean Universities), the NGO COSPE (Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries) and CLEDU (Clinical Legal for Human Rights – Palermo).
Migrants is co-financed by the Erasmus Plus Program, managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.
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