The global challenge of migration in Europe

Course Description: 

This course will explore the internal and external determinants of the recent global migration process to Europe. During the semester we invite excellent researchers and experts to share the most important issues in their field with regard to migration and refugee issue. On the one hand the students will be introduced to the complex cultural, sociological, anthropological and psychological problems of migration. On the other hand the course will discuss the political, legal and security aspects of migration and refugee issues and learn about the practical aspects of migration management and the possible means of corporate social responsibility. The 45-60 minutes lectures are followed by group discussion.

The better understanding of the different lectures is assured by a selection of relevant literature. These materials are available on the following website:

Learning Outcomes: 

Taking into consideration the profoundly new manifestations of the recent migration to Europe, we will enable students to deal with the new migration movements and refugees..



By the end of this course, students will be able to:


ü  Establish considerable knowledge about various forms of new migration and refugee trends to Europe

ü  Discuss the context of globalization and migration

ü  Discuss political, social and cultural conflicts between migrants and the host countries, including the terrorism-related security policy challenges

ü  Discuss organizational contradictions with regard to national governments and the European Commission, the relationship between the state and the civil sector, and the potential of various civil activities

ü  discuss the tools of successful social and cultural inclusion of migrants, the strengthening of social solidarity, and the role of collective and corporate social responsibility

ü  Discuss future trends of migration in Europe



At the end of the course students are expected to produce a short essay (7 to 10 pages), or video presentation, or slide show dealing with a specific problem or aspect of a problem connected to the recent migration wave. This assignment will serve as basis of evaluation. Deadline of the final papers is a week after the end of the course. During the spring 2017, some of these assignments will be presented in a mini-conference at the CEU.


Assessment (100% of the final grade).  Detailed description of the assignment specifying grading criteria – i.e. on what basis will be the grade/points for this assignment awarded.


  • Participation in the lectures - 25 %
  • Participation in the three field visits– 25 %.
  • Final essay or multimedia presentation – 50
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