The programme is organised by the Academic network of legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe (ODYSSEUS) established with the financial support of the European Commission’s Odysseus programme and coordinated by the Institute of European Studies of the ULB.


The aim of the European summer school is to provide participants with an overall knowledge of the EU’s immigration and asylum policy from a legal perspective.


The courses both offer students the chance to develop in a unique European environment as Brussels hosts a number of international and European organisations offering lots of possibilities to make contacts and the chance to have a stimulating intellectual experience in a group of several dozen people specialising in the area of immigration and asylum from all over the EU. The courses are given by professors from universities taking part in the network, which is represented in 25 Member States of the European Union as well as Switzerland and Norway and by high level professionals from international organisations, in particular the European Commission. The classes are in principle given separately in English on the one hand and in French on the other. Those taking part in the summer school are awarded an attendance certificate. The classes are legal classes that deal directly with the most recent current issues. The most recent work of the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament are incorporated into the teaching, in particular thanks to the involvement of European civil servants as conference speakers as part of the course. A considerable amount of updated documentation will be handed out to each of the participants.


Go to the ODYSSEUS website for more information.