Online course: Why Do People Migrate? Facts

The European University Institute
Start date: 
05 Feb 2018

This course provides an introduction to one of the most misunderstood issues in the modern world: migration.

"Migration often makes headlines; it’s become a key issue of politicians worldwide. But what is the reality of migration? This course will introduce you to key challenges of irregular migration and asylum seeking worldwide. You’ll look at key cases from around the globe, including asylum seekers arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean and Syrian refugees in Turkey, Central American labour migration to the USA and the Rohingya refugee challenge in Australia". The course will cover such topics as:

  • Definition of regular migration and asylum seeking
  • Forced and voluntary migration
  • The Syrian refugee crisis
  • The EU asylum regime
  • Politicising migration debates
  • Central American labour migration to the USA
  • Migration agricultural workers and commercial agriculture
  • Gender and Latin American labour migration
  • The case of the Rohingya in southeast Asia
  • The ‘Pacific solution’ policy in Australia

Duration of the course: 3 weeks.

Effort: 3 hours per week.

Cost: FREE.

This course is for anyone interested in learning about migration, you don’t need any past experience.

To learn more about the course and sign up, please click here.

Type of learning: 
Self paced
Children and Migration
Target professionals: 
Health care
Law Enforcement/Justice
Non-governmental Organisation (NGO)
Public Administration
Language(s) of the materials: 
Series this is part of: 

This project is funded by: