SIMI collaborates with the “Master Internacional de Migraciones” of the University of Valencia (Spain), with the CIEMI of Paris (France), with other European universities and with other international organizations in the organization of the “Escuela de Verano”, which is regularly held in Valencia during summer. It is an educational initiative on issues of human mobility addressing university students and professionals. Below the various editions of the “Escuela de Verano MIM”.
Valencia, 9-21 July 2007
The 2007 “Escuela de Vearno” explained to the participants the development of scientific research on the issue of international migration in the last 30 years, the most important literary production, educational programs in the different regions of the world and the new challenges of migration modern hermeneutics. It treated the unique aspects of the migratory phenomenon from an interdisciplinary and global perspective, and in particular the issues related to the second generation, the ethics of contemporary migration policies, the relationship between migration and religion, and the philosophy of differences. Through practical activities, some of the more traditional expressions of cultures and idiosyncrasies of migrants were presented through contact with foreign communities. Finally some projects of prevention, protection and promotion of migrants and refugees in various countries of the world were disccused. Through practical activities, the processing a project of intervention in the field of migration was explained.
In the “Escuela de Verano” of 2008 the results of the most significant recent scientific research on the nexus between international migration and development were presented with a double perspective: the perspective of receiving countries and the one of the sending countries. Some specific aspects of the relationship between migration and development from a global and interdisciplinary perspective were discussed, inviting professors and international experts of the topic. The “Escuela” promoted the dialogue between students and professors and active participation in classes through film forums and round tables with the presence of experts and open debates.
The 2009 “Escuela de Verano” presented the results of the most significant recent scientific research into the links between international migration, identity and migration policies. some peculiar aspects of the relationship between migration, identity and policies were discussed from a global and interdisciplinary perspective, inviting professors and international experts of the topic. The “Escuela” promoted the dialogue between students and professors and active participation in classes through film forums and round tables with the presence of experts and open debates.
This 2010 edition of the “Escuela” treated issues related to migration and religious pluralism from the historical and psychological perspectives. Particularly issues related to religious freedom and the preservation of differences, especially in the case of religious minorities, were discussed. Some examples of religious institutions that are fostering integration through the promotion of universal spirituality, solidarity and interreligious dialogue were introduced thanks to the presence of witnesses of the Catholic world, the Protestant Christian world and the Muslim world.
On 4-8 July 2011 in Valencia (Spain), the Master Internacional de Migraciones (MIM) of the Universitat de Valencia, in partnership with SIMI, CIEMI and CEMLA, held the fifth edition of the Escuela de Verano titled “Migraciones de fronteras, fronteras de las migraciones”. Over 65 students attended the school that counted the presence of international professors. The different sessions dealt with the theats entailed in the new border control system, entry denials and massive deportations, which are happening all around the world. Moreover, the relationship between borders and integration was set as main topic of a open round table.
On 4-27 June 2013 en Valencia (Spain) the sixth edition of the summer school, which the Master Internacional de Migraciones, of the Universidad de Valencia, organizes in collaboration with SIMI and other Scalabrinian centers of studies, was held. The 2013 edition was titled “The construction of a migratory existence” and offered a series of lessons presented by international scholars and experts. The different lessons dealt with the construction and subsequent adjustment of the migration project in the different stages of the migration experience.
From 22 to 25 June 2015 in Valencia (Spain) the summer school (Escuela de Verano) of the Master Internacional de Migraciones of the Universitat de Valencia was held. SIMI was one of the co-organizers of the summer school together with other Scalabrini center for migration studies and other EU universities, which have been constituting a consortium since 2006. The 2015 edition of the summer school, tiled “Towards the Global Fracture. Migrations and Multiple Ethicizations”, focused on one of the more frequent dynamics within migrants’ integration process: ethicization In the different session Spanish professor and scholars proceeding from other European and Latin America countries delivered their lectures. Over 70 students attended the school. They were given the opportunity to contribute personally to the reflection though an ad hoc workshop.