Objectives and training program

The Summer School continues the conversation on displacement and vulnerability in the Euro-Mediterranean area, through practical labs and theoretical lectures, focused on ethnographical insights of the refugees/forced migrants at the EU borders and the challenges of human trafficking and modern slavery forms. The life narratives of the refugees and displaced population, experiences of various NGOs will be an essential part of the five intensive-studying days of the program. By access to the situation on the ground, the participants will have a unique opportunity to grasp the lives of refugees and displaced population as multisided prospectus.


Lectures, workshops and Q&A discussion will be held from Monday to Friday (h 9.00-17.30), with compulsory attendance (90%) in presence. In addition, you will visit artistic and monumental sites. At the end of the course, attendees will be given an official certificate (6 ECTS). The language will be English but some activities might be in Italian with a direct English translation.

Please send your application form and a short CV (PDF format) by 1 May 2023 to: In the subject of your email, please write “Migrants, Human Rights, Democracy Summer School 2023 – Unipa”. Selected participants will be notified by 15 May. You will be expected to confirm your attendance and pay at your arrival.