Natolin Migration and Human Rights Nest

Mentor: Dr Patrycja SASNAL
Fellow: Dr Amel HAMMAMI
Coordinator: Ms Maja OLSZEWSKA

The Natolin Academy of Migration is a platform for reflection where the study of migration is placed in a broader social, historical, legal and political perspective. In the academic year 2021/2022 the Natolin Academy of Migration will address the phenomenon of migration from a human rights perspective, with particular focus on the following:

  • The rights of migrants and non-migrants;
  • Perspectives of countries of origin, transit and host countries – obligations of states;
  • European Union and legal obligations to migrants and EU citizens;
  • Gender and migration – women migrants and their rights;
  • Minorities and migration;
  • Climate refugees and human rights;
  • Legal framework for the global governance of migration;
  • International organizations protecting rights of migrants and refugees.

These topics will be reviewed in light of the ongoing political developments in Europe’s neighbourhood and beyond: current migratory trends at EU’s southern and eastern borders, situation in main countries of origin and host countries (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey), the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees as well as other regulations, the current work of UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, COP26 and others.

In the course of 2021/2022, we shall learn and deliberate the phenomenon of migration and human rights with particular attention to how sensitivities around it play in internal and international debates, how governments menage and use the phenomenon, and what language is employed to talk about it in the public space, including mass and social media.

The Natolin Academy of Migration is for the students at the College of Europe in Natolin to reflect and discuss the extensive theme of migration. To this end the students are invited to initiate and organize academic and non-academic events so as to increase knowledge, learn sensitivities and brainstorm solutions.