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University of Fribourg - Summer School - August 2017

Published on 30/03/2017

Summer School 2017. People on the Move in an Evolving Europe. EU Law and Policy on Mobility, Migration and Asylum.

Monday, 21 August to Friday, 25 August 2017, University of Fribourg

The nccr – on the move organizes a summer school, which will take place on a yearly basis, starting 2016. The five-day summer school provides the unique opportunity for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to deepen their knowledge on research questions, theories and methods in migration and mobility studies. It allows the participants to discuss their work with leading international experts. Moreover, it intends to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, practices and results across the different disciplines involved in migration and mobility studies.

NCCR - On the Move

NCCR - On the Move

The freedom of movement and residence for persons is one of the cornerstones of the European Union. Therefore the regulation of the mobility of economically active citizens of EU Member States and their family members has been one of the core activities of the EU policy- and law-makers which has led to the introduction of EU citizenship with the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. However, freedom of movement is not an uncontested principle – as recent events have clearly shown. Added to this is a growing concern regarding migratory movements of Third Country Nationals to Member States of the European Union: either as labor migrants, in the form of family reunification, or as applicants for international protection. The EU and its Member States currently face the challenge of having to find a way forward within the legal and political frameworks existing in Europe. This year’s summer school aims at adressing this challenge from different perspectives.


Catherine Barnard (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
Paul James Cardwell (Strathclyde University, United Kingdom)
Kees Groenendijk (Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, The Netherlands)
René de Groot (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
Constantin Hruschka (Swiss Refugee Council)
Sarah Theuerkauf (nccr – on the move, University of Fribourg)
Dagmar Schiek (Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom)
Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

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