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Name EU Migration and Asylum Law and Policies
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Objectives This course will focus on the various aspects of EU immigration and asylum law, in particular: institutional aspects; the development of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS); policies on legal migration, including admission of immigrants for labour migration; the rights of third-country nationals in the EU, and their integration in European societies; irregular migration, and measures to combat it; border controls and border security; the external dimension of EU action, including relations with third countries in the fields of return of irregular migrants, readmission agreements and the protection of asylum seekers and refugees.
Area of expertise migration
Content Week 1. Introduction to EU policy and legislation on immigration and asylum
Week 2. Irregular migration in the European Union
Week 3. Admission of third-country nationals to the EU
Week 4. Rights and integration of third-country nationals
Week 5. Borders in the EU: Schengen, visas, carrier sanctions, ILOs & Frontex
Week 6. The development of a Common European Asylum System II
Language English
Methodology used The course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction among students and instructor, webinars, quizzes and a writing assignment, and is offered over a 6-week period. The course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches within activities and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning.
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Delivered by Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo holds a PhD in European Law from King's College, London. His publications include The Long-Term Residence Status as a Subsidiary Form of EU Citizenship.
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool and the EU Asylum Law Coordinator at the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London.
Degree/Certificate Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e8oswoqxec56726e
Admission requirements The course is aimed at EU policy makers; MEPs assistants; staff members of European think tanks; national authorities of EU and non-EU countries dealing with migration and asylum policies; staff of inter-governmental organisations such as the IOM and UNHCR; NGO staff members and service providers; and students of law, international relations, politics and social science. Participants should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or discounted tuition fees available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/eu-asylum-migration-law/

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