Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts - European University Institute

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Description

What is Irregular Migration? How is it different from Asylum Seeking? If you want to get the basic tools and terminology as well as learn more about what happens at the global level through case studies and expert interviews: Enrol now!

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What you'll learn on the course

Migrations
Irregular Migration
Refugee
Rohingya refugees
Migration Facts

Course programme

This course provides a general introduction to the conditions of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants worldwide (data, regions, etc.) and an overview of the terminology used. It then analyses specific cases in the most relevant geographical contexts, including the asylum seekers arriving in Europe through the Mediterranean, the undocumented Mexican migrants crossing the US border, the Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Rohingya in Australia. In discussing these cases, we will explore the dilemmas behind humanitarian protection and irregular migration for labour purposes.

The course is based on video lectures, didactic videos and podcast interviews with international experts. Assignments consist of short quizzes for each unit and a journal exercise at the end of the course. Suggestions for further reading will be included in order to achieve a more in-depth understanding.

To learn more about the theories that explain international migration, check out Part 2: Theories



What will I learn?

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


- identify the fundamental terminology and concepts used to discuss about irregular migrants and asylum seekers;


- describe key case studies of irregular migration and asylum seeking in the world;


- discuss possible future scenarios and the social challenges posed by these migrations.



Who is this course for?

This course is meant as a general introduction to migration issues for students and practitioners.



What do I need to know?

Knowledge of English language is essential. Previous knowledge of basic sociological or economic debates can be an advantage, although this is not a compulsory prerequisite. The only other requirement is enthusiasm and interest in the topic.



Course Structure

CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION


Unit 1.1 – What are irregular migration and asylum?


Unit 1.2 – Let us talk about words!



CHAPTER 2 – EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST


Unit 2.1 – Irregular border crossings towards the EU


Unit 2.2 – Refugee status in Europe (podcast with Lilian Tsourdi)


Unit 2.3 – The case of Syrian refugees in Turkey (podcast with Fulya Memisoglu)



CHAPTER 3 – AMERICAS


Unit 3.1 – Irregular Latin-American migrants in US agriculture (podcast with Philip Martin)


Unit 3.2 – Gender and irregular migration in Latin America (podcast with Tanja Bastia)



CHAPTER 4 – ASIA AND OCEANIA


Unit 4.1 – Maritime arrivals in Australia


Unit 4.2 – The case of Rohingya refugees (podcast with Marie McAuliffe)