The Summer School employs a multidisciplinary approach and involves a continuous interaction between lecturers and participants. This includes the use of an e-learning platform, class presentations, group work (case studies, role play games, simulations, workshops) and experience, such as coaching by experts and on-site visits.

Selected studying material will be supplied before the beginning of the lessons. That material is essential to tackle the course subjects.


Lecturers comprise international experts, University professors and officials coming from international organisations and European institutions.


Lectures and activities will focus on three key areas:

Human capital and innovation

  • EU external relations and human resources development
  • Skills development for legal migration

Attracting human capital

  • EU migration policies
  • Legal status in the EU and rights of immigrants
  • Civil rights of immigrants
  • Integration models
  • Skilled migration policies: blue cards, start-up visa and investor visa

Human capital and social inclusion

  • EU cohesion policy and programs funded through the European Social Fund
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship and networks of immigrants as catalysts for integration
  • Opportunities for second generation immigrants
  • Illegal immigration and social exclusion: expulsion measures and the criminalization of immigration


Lectures will take place in the mornings and early afternoons from Monday to Friday.

Full-time attendance is required throughout the programme.

A certificate of attendance will be given to participants regularly attending lectures.