Onglets principaux

GROPAS R. - Migration, Mobility and Demography in the EU (25h)

Professor: GROPAS Ruby     Academic Assistant: 

This course aims to provide students with the intellectual and practical tools necessary for analysing and understanding migration trends, policies and politics in Europe.

Migration is an integral part of human history. Although the media and political discourse tend to represent migration often as a ‘crisis’, or as a ‘new’ and ‘exceptional’ phenomenon, limited in space and time, population movements have characterised the history of Europe in all periods. Yet over the past few years, migration has risen to the top of the political agenda across the EU. Against a wider context of increased volatility, insecurity and uncertainty – largely driven by contrasting demographic trends, changing economic and social conditions, the changing nature of globalisation, global power shifts, new security risks, and new opportunities and challenges offered by technology - this course aims to contextualise migration in Europe.

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  1. Give an overview of migration trends, within Europe and to Europe;
  2. Underline the policy similarities and differences between countries or regions;
  3. Highlight the issues for European countries, both in terms of management of migration flows and in terms of the integration of migrants;
  4. Explain in broad lines European migration policy and characterise the most recent directives;
  5. Use the most relevant depositories if looking for some additional information on specific migration topics.