MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows

Summer School

Coordinator: Professor George Pleios

The Summer School of this MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows will take place in Mytilene, Lesvos, for a total of two weeks. It will contain two weeks of workshops and an internship programme with relevant organisations. During this period students are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the preparation of their thesis with the possibility to conduct field reserach, interviews and clearly define relevant case studies.

During the first two weeks of the Summer School, invited keynote speakers and experts from organisation and public entities present on Lesvos will inform students on the current situation and offer crucial support to the understanding of the so-called "refugee crisis" in the Aegean. Some of the leading organisation in Greece working to make a difference for the refugees and migrants on Lesvos will share their experiences and provide the students with relevant insights into their tasks and responsibilities. 

In the latter part of the Summer School, students will be given the unique opportunity to collaborate closely with the participating organisation in the framework of an internship programme. Students will be able to gain practical insights into the everyday working conditions of these organisations, which will support them to link their theoretical knowlede and skills with the actual situation in the field. 

The following organisations have agreed to collaborate with the MSc in Media and Refugee / Migration Flows:

  • The United Nations Refugee Agency in Greece (UNHCR)
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Doctors without Borders - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Doctors of the World Greece - Medecins du Monde Grece (MDM)
  • Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
  • Solidarity Now
  • METAdrasi
  • Iliaktida
  • PIKPA Lesvos

The accommodation during the Summer School in Mytilene, Lesvos, will be partially funded. More information will be shared as soon as possible. Prospective students are advised, besides the partial costs for accommodation, also to take into consideration other occurring costs, such as their everyday living expenses. Currently, two universities of this MSc are investigating the available facilities and focus all efforts on clearly defining the lowest expected costs for the students.

Summer School 2020 (and COVID-19)

The programme for the Summer School in 2020 was adapted due to the current pandemic, It took place in Athens and online in order to ensure the health and safety of our students, teaching staff and guest speakers. Nonetheless, the programme included many speakers, seminars and discussions and together with the diverse set of partner organisations and experts it provided the students with material for debates and discussions, as well as a range of 'insights from the field'.

The programme for the first week can be found  here.

Summer School 2021