Founded in 1992, the multidisciplinary training course on Refugee and Migrants is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Political Sciences and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
In 2018, the Course is in its 25th year which demonstrates the success and widespread interest within the university community for an initiative which attracts more than 200 students every year.
In addition to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the diocesan Caritas of Rome and the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) participate in the preparation of the educational offer.
The course is open to university students, legal professionals, NGO workers and anyone wishing to deal with the issue of the protection of refugees and migrants. The specific aim is to provide participants with the necessary tools to understand and to acquire competences in the field of migration.
The methodology method of the Course is based on a multidisciplinary perspective which is essential for fully understanding such a complex phenomenon. The prevailing legal perspectives, national and international, are complemented, in a relationship of reciprocity and interaction, with the sociological and economic perspectives which permit the analysis the entire journey of migrants and asylum seekers, from the travelling to the reception and integration phases.
The Course provides a general overview of the national and international protection systems for refugees and migrants, and each year explores a specific topic of the field of migration and asylum. In 2018, the focus is on the theme of the “Protection, Integration and Vulnerabilities of Refugees and Migrants.” (“Tutela, integrazione e vulnerabilità dei rifugiati e migranti”).