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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)


Cities are the proximity context where the practical implications of the arrival of immigrants and refugees are more visible. In recent years, cities have taken a leading role in the policy-making of immigration. The demographic changes in cities, towns, and neighborhoods in receiving societies have encouraged the design and implementation of policy responses seeking to accommodate newcomers, local population, and institutions in different areas. The devolution and federal reforms in multi-level contexts and the recognition of cultural diversity as part of the cities’ DNA have been driving forces in this transformation. The converging views on the accommodation of newcomers at the local level have fostered the formation of networks to exchange experiences and good practices. Policy innovation and experimentation in these contexts have promoted learning and diffusion processes not only in Europe but around the globe. The current refugee crisis in Europe has made of these experiences instrumental to face the challenge of designing and implementing effective and successful reception and integration policies. The course will address the different perspectives in the policy-making of immigration at the local level through the exposure and assessment of concrete elements of local policies. It will also study the instruments of action and the presentation and discussion of recent experiences in various European cities.


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 students who must travel, covering the trip and stay in Barcelona:

In the case of students who must travel from Latin America, covering up to a maximum of 850 euros of their trip and stay during the development of the course in Barcelona (5 nights).

For the participants coming from Europe. It covers up to 400 euros for the flight ticket, and the accommodation during the course (5 nights).

For participants of the whole of the Spanish State, covering up to a maximum of 200 euros of your trip and stay during the course development in Barcelona (5 nights), as long as it is fully justified.

Scholarship application: If you want to apply to the Barcelona’gov scholarship program, you have to send us an email to becas@barcelonagov.net including your CV and a letter of interest. The selection committee will evaluate your application and you will receive an answer before 10 November 2017. Selection criteria will be based on academic merits and professional career. 

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