ENLIGHT PhD-Summer School on “EU border regime(s) and the shrinking spaces of solidarity”
Göttingen (Germany), 19th – 22th September 2023
The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig), University of Göttingen, the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR), University of Ghent and the “Human Mobility and Migration Lab”, University of Groningen are pleased to announce a PhD summer school held as part of the European ENLIGHT university network.
The summer school “EU border regime(s) and the shrinking spaces of solidarity” aims at providing a forum for PhD students to discuss up-to-date multidisciplinary and critical understandings of contemporary trends in the governance of migration. In particular, the school will focus on key areas of Europe’s governance of migration – e.g., the Belarussian-Polish/Lithuanian border, the Sicilian Channel between Italy and North-Africa, or the Greek islands and the Balkan route – to untangle and question the violent and discriminatory nature of current border regime(s). Concurrently, by focusing on these borderlands, we also concentrate on responses of citizens and people on the move to these institutional abuses, to explore forms of solidarity across different spaces and times – and how they are criminalized at the border. As such, the school will also involve non-academic experts from the civil society and other organizations operating in these territories.