ASILE Virtual Training

Critical Perspectives on Global Asylum Governance in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees and the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

four-day online training seminar for PhD researchers in final stages of completion or having been granted the doctorate within 3 years specialized on migration (or equivalent professional experience), refugee and human rights studies to be hosted by the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute and CEPS as part of theASILE projecta project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Application Deadline – 15th July, 10pm

 The first ASILE Virtual Training Seminar will focus on refugee and asylum governance from an international comparative perspective by exploring the interaction between legislation, policies and practices that have been developed in different countries and world regions in order to implement the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees (UN GCR), and their compatibility with human rights and international refugee law.The UN GCR calls for more equitable and effective arrangements for responsibility sharing. It states that it is to be grounded in international refugee protection and international human rights instruments. The UN GCR places protection as an overall guide of application. The ETS will take the GCR guiding principles as points of departure. Adopting an interdisciplinary, multi-actor and multilevel perspective, this ETS examines the characteristics of international, regional and country-specific asylum governance instruments and arrangements in light of international and regional human rights and refugee laws.

Learning outcomes
Participants will:
Develop enhanced understanding of the dynamics of refugee and asylum governance in different parts of the world, and in Europe
Expand their ability to explore policy solutions to forced migration challenges
Know more about the kinds of actors that are involved in international protection and global asylum governance and their different roles and interactions
Gain tools to develop new ideas building from promising practices and evidence-based tools for the development of asylum policies
Engage in an international academic-policy dialogue about current and future global asylum governance approaches within the scope of the UN GCR.

o   PhD researchers in final stages of completion or having been granted the doctorate within 3 years, or equivalent professional experience
o   A strong research background in international migration and asylum, and human rights;
o   An excellent working knowledge (speaking and writing) of English;
o   The availability to attend the entire programme. Yet flexible arrangements will be provided
o   Participants are required to present at the training seminar a research paper that will be presented and commented by the rest of the participants during the training seminar.
o   We encourage the participation of researchers coming from the six case-countries of the ASILE project: Canada, Bangladesh, Brazil, Jordan, South Africa and Turkeyo   The participation of refugee and migrant scholars will be promoted 

For full information, and to apply, check out our webpage
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