PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR GLOBALIZATION, EURO-MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL INCLUSION AND MIGRATION

Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR GLOBALIZATION, EURO-MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL INCLUSION AND MIGRATION
Course code
LM8V35 (AF:349271 AR:193658)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
SPS/11
Period
1st Semester
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
Given that the MIM program is designed to facilitate the student’s entry into the job market in the field of Mediterranean Migration, and this specific course is related to the student’s application for or participation in a project in this field, the course will cover both a survey of the possible areas in which such projects exist, and more extensively, prepare the student to compete for positions in such projects, or, when appropriate, to design and manage new projects.

Although the student’s goal may be to construct and manage a project, his or her ability to do so will depend largely upon work experience in a pre- existing project in this field. Whether or not the individual student has such experience, this course will provide the student with the intellectual material to increase his or her credibility in applying either for a position in a pre- existing project or to sponsor a new project.
Expected learning outcomes
A firm understanding of the legal and political basis of asylum and economic migration. Knowledge of the pre- existing and future possibility for projects in this area.
Pre-requirements
Acceptance into the MIM masters program
Contents
While many students entering into this field do so because of cultural or humanitarian concerns, it is of primary importance that the student also have a firm background in the legal and political background of the situation with which he or she will be dealing. The first sessions of the course will, therefore, present a detailed discussion of the distinctions between humanitarian concerns, human rights law, and the legal instruments of international asylum. There will be a detailed discussion, particularly, of the interpretation and application these legal instruments have received in the European Union and in specific countries, most particularly Italy and France.

Since essentially economic migration, despite the large percentage of asylum claims resultant from the current migrations, is a primary motivation for migration in the Mediterranean area, possible legal developments and thereby ensuing projects concerning migration with an essentially economic motivation will also be addressed.

Because both asylum and economic migration have serious economic and political repercussions in the countries of the EU, both in reference to internal EU political situations and the diplomatic and political relations to the home countries of the migrants, the political dimensions of trans Mediterranean migration will be addressed.

The course will terminate with a discussion of the specific types of projects of interest to the students, the target location of these projects, and the possible procedures for the students to follow to attain their professional goals.
Referral texts
This is a preliminary reading list for this course.

The main required reading is the Geneva Refugee Convention and protocol (number 1 below)

The other entries, which are mainly primary source documents relative to EU asylum and immigration law, are strongly recommended. A firm knowledge of these documents will be necessary for any project concerning migration in the Mediterranean you may propose, even if your interest is primarily sociological. It is important that you understand the legal status of the migrant group you may be addressing.

Special attention should be paid on these documents to the sections that pertain to asylum and migration, since in many cases the documents treat broader issues; but the passages that refer to migration are clearly indicated. In several, you will be able to pull up the version in Italian or French, if the English is difficult for you.

For each entry a URL is given, which can be copied and pasted into a browser in order to pull up the document.

1) Geneva Refugee Convention 1951: https://www.unhcr.org/3b66c2aa10
2) TAMPERE EUROPEAN COUNCIL: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/summits/tam_en.htm
3) EU Qualifications directive: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32011L0095
4) EU Reception directive: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32013L0033
5) Returns directive: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32008L0115
6) Dublin II: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=celex%3A32003R0343
7) Mass influx directive (temporary protection): https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32001L0055
8) EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf
9) Universal declaration of Human Rights: https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights
10) EU Family Reunion directive: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=celex%3A32003L0086
11) FRONTEX Regulation: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32019R1896
12) Tampere Commentary: https://eucrim.eu/articles/twenty-years-tampere/
13) EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS DECISION: https://www.asylumlawdatabase.eu/en/content/ecthr-hirsi-jamaa-and-others-v-italy-gc-application-no-2776509





Assessment methods
Written multiple choice examination at the termination of the course. Final grade will also take into consideration participation in class discussions.
Teaching methods
Lectures in presence and class discussions
Teaching language
English
Type of exam
written
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
07/10/2021