Two migration-related issues dominate European debates nowadays: the arrival of large and irregular waves of refugees and migrants from outside of Europe, primarily from the East and South, and Brexit. If the first topic emerged dramatically after and partially due to the asylum seeker crisis in 2015, the second deals with challenges posed by Brexit on the freedom of movement of Europeans. The aim of the International Summer School on Brexit and Migration “New Challenges of Migration in Turbulent Times” is to provide a learning environment for young people interested in the topics of migration and debate possible effects of Brexit in Europe and beyond.

The guest speakers are members of the Romanian Center for Comparative Migration Studies and of the Rațiu Center for Democracy as well as other academics and policy professionals dealing with migration in the context Brexit. The combined insights from political, economic, sociological, legal and anthropological approaches on migration and Brexit will enable participants to return home with a deeper understanding of one of the most complex and multifaceted phenomena affecting Europe today. The summer school proves to be a unique opportunity to network with other participants’ throughout the world and take advantage of the research facilities provided by speakers.

Lectures, Workshops, Activities and Field Trips

Immigration in Europe Today - Remus Gabriel Anghel, researcher at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities;

Transnational Return Entrepreneurship with imported second-hand cars: the effect of Brexit – Anatolie Cosciug, Junior Lecturer, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu;

Living under the impact of Brexit: Transnational Families in the UK – Viorela Ducu and Mihaela Haragus, researchers at Babeș-Bolyai University;

Labor Market Integration Patterns among Immigrants: Theoretical Perspectives, Stats and Facts – Ovidiu Oltean, Associate Researcher at Cluj School of Public Health;

Employment of non-EU citizens in Romania. Legal Procedures – Toth Anita, Human Resources Consultant;

Integration support for non-EU citizens through EU funds – Mara Birou, Cultural activities coordinator, LADO Cluj;

The Populist Discourse as a Driver of Brexit – Mihnea S. Stoica, Lecturer at Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Communication Sciences;

How electoral systems led the UK to Brexit - George Jiglau-Labunet, Assistant Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Political Sciences.

Comparative study of social Integration of Romanian immigrants between Uk and EU - Marius Matichescu, PhD at the University of Timisoara, Sociology Department Romanian Roma Returnees from the UK and other European Countries: how remittances are
spent? - Stefania Toma, researcher, Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities,

Brexit from a citizen perspective - Shajjad Rizvi, Honorary British Consular Agent for Cluj-Napoca - British Embassy Bucharest

Brexit: Retreat From The Global Village- Andrew Taylor, Managing Director TEE Imigrants’ Integration Index in Romania, Anatolie Cosciug, Vice-director of CSCM Brexit or not? Debating the future? Adrian Crisan, President Debate Club CRD