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EU Migration Policies - JTM616
Title: EU Migration Policies
Czech title: Migrační politiky Evropské unie
Guaranteed by: Department of European Studies (23-KZS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 18 / unknown (18)
Min. number of students: 5
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Anna Lukešová
Teacher(s): Mgr. Anna Lukešová
Class: Courses for incoming students
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Last update: Mgr. Anna Lukešová (30.11.2021)
Course EU Migration Policies is designed for Master students of Faculty of Social Sciences, enrolled in Czech, English or visiting MA programmes/4EU+ virtual mobility. It offers a basic overview of the complex framework of EU migration policies.
Aim of the course
Last update: Mgr. Anna Lukešová (30.11.2021)

During the lessons, students will familiarise with the basic terminology on migration, international legal framework relevant to protection of migrants, and the development of EU migration policies in primary as well as secondary law, with special focus on the asylum agenda. Aside giving presentations and participating in discussions, students will also put the theory into practice through their own experience as an asylum seeker and asylum officer.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Anna Lukešová (06.09.2022)

To successfully complete this course, a student needs to:

a) Give a presentation on the topic of his/her choice (15min, ppt/handout);                                 20p.

b) Actively participate in the discussions (based on required readings and presentations);             20p.

c) Submit a request for asylum (role: asylum seeker; 1 page);                                                   20p.

d) Participate in an asylum interview (roles: asylum seeker/officer; 10-15min);                           20p.

e) Submit a decision of an obtained asylum request (role: asylum officer; 1 page);                      20p.

f) Reach at least 50 % in categories a)-e);

g) Not to be absent from more than 2 lessons as the attendance is mandatory.


Maximum points to get:   100

Minimum points to pass:  51

Range of grades:             A: 100-91

                                      B: 90-81

                                      C: 80-71

                                      D: 70-61

                                      E: 60-51

                                      F: 50 & less

Last update: Bc. Jiřina Tomečková (13.02.2023)

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Teaching methods
Last update: Mgr. Anna Lukešová (28.01.2022)

The course will have the form of a lecture/seminar. Each lesson will consist of:

· Lecture by the lecturer

· Presentations by the students

· Discussion (based on required readings and presentation)

 All relevant materials, as well as course communication, will be managed through the Moodle 1 course called EU Migration Policies.

The course will take place online via the Zoom platform.

Last update: Mgr. Anna Lukešová (06.09.2022)

The course will be taught on a weekly basis, starting on Monday 14.2.2022, ending on 2.5.2022 (with a possible substitute lecture on 9.5.2022).

Week 1:   Introduction

Week 2:   Migration Theories and Terminology

Week 3:   International Pillars of Human Rights Protection

Week 4:   EU Migration Primary Legal Framework

Week 5:   EU Migration Secondary Law

Week 6:   EU Migration Soft Policy Tools

Week 7:   Immigrant Integration in the EU

Week 8:   International and European System of Refugee Protection

Week 9:   EU Asylum Secondary Law

Week 10:  EU Refugees Crisis of 2015

Week 11:  Irregular Migration to Europe

Week 12:  Visiting Lecturer

Week 13:  Substitute lecture

9.1.2023   Examination (in the form of asylum interviews)

Requisites for virtual mobility
Last update: Mgr. Anna Lukešová (30.11.2021)

Students are expected to have basic knowledge of the European integration process and the EU institutional framework.

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