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Migrations and Refugees: Cities Experience in Europe

Dates: From 21 to 24 November 2017

Language: English

Places Available: Limited to 30

Length: 30 hours (lectures + seminars + study visits in Barcelona)

Academic Coordination: Juan Carlos Triviño, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)


In recent years cities have been taking a leading role in immigration policies in many European countries. On the one hand, it has been due to its political, social and economic dynamism, but also on the other, to shape a coherent response to the integration dynamics at all levels of the newcomers and the needs of all kinds that they generate. Innovation and experimentation in the public policies of immigration driven by the cities have been very outstanding, and they have also promoted a process of diffusion and learning that has spread throughout Europe and in a global way. All of this experience has been instrumental in addressing and absorbing recent arrivals of refugees into Europe to effectively deploy successful reception and integration policies. The course will address these issues through the presentation and discussion of recent experiences of various European cities, as well as the exposure and assessment of concrete elements of local immigration policies and their instruments of action.


Managers and professionals linked to the development of projects associated with the dimensions that configure management control and evaluation at the local level.


Barcelona’gov has a scholarship program for the participants coming from Europe. It covers up to 350 euros for the flight ticket, and the accommodation during the course (5 nights).

Scholarship application: If you want to apply to the Barcelona’gov scholarship program, you have to send us an email to including your CV and a letter of interest. The selection committee will evaluate your application and you will receive an answer before 21 October 2017. Selection criteria will be based on academic merits and professional career.

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