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Project News: ICMPD Summer School 2019 took place in Kachreti, Georgia

10 July 2019

Participants of the summer school 2019.

From 30 June to 6 July 2019, ICMPD organised one of the biggest international training programme for young people from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Southern and Central Europe on the critical issue of migration which took place in Kachreti, Georgia.

Funded by the European Union, this summer school targeted young professionals, government employees, students and civil society representatives. “This international summer school has profound implications for the future management of migration and integration in the region, as these early career professionals and talented students will one day be shaping these nations’ migration policies”, highlighted Violeta Wagner, ICMPD’s Regional Portfolio Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

Participants received training on various migration-related issues ranging from economics, law, human rights, development, media, to statistics and integration. The summer school’s teachers and professors represented some of the world’s leading universities, including the Universities of Oxford and Sussex in the UK, the Universities of Maastricht and Leiden in the Netherlands and the Sorbonne.

While the past summer schools targeted students from Georgia and Azerbaijan only, its sixth edition expanded to the participating states of the Prague Process. As a result, it gathered participants from 16 nations: Georgia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Northern Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

More information on ICMPD’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region’s projects can be found here