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International Summer School on ‘Environmental Changes and Migration’ in Liège, Belgium

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd and last edition of the EDGE Summer School will take place between the 4th and the 8th of September 2018 in Liège, Belgium.
EDGE – Environmental Diplomacy and GEopolitics – is a joint project supported by the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which brings together three European partners: Sciences Po (France), the University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia), and the University of Liège (Belgium).
After successful editions in Paris in 2016 and in Bratislava in 2017, the third and last edition of the Summer School will be hosted in Liège and will focus on Environmental Changes and Migration.
Summer School Theme: Environmental Changes and Migration in the Global Research Agenda
According to a recent World Bank report, climate change could force over 140 million people to migrate by 2050, in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America only, if no concrete climate and development action is taken. Beyond the issue of accessibility of figures related to environmental changes and migration – both across and within borders – lies another conceptual challenge. Indeed, despite increasing empirical evidence of the environmental nature of many drivers of migration and increasing awareness of the human impacts of climate change, the place of ‘environmental migration’ within the global research agenda remains at a crossroads.
What are the key challenges for academic scholarship and policy-making on this issue? What are the key research questions that should be tackled in the coming years?
This Summer School will seek to provide practical answers to this question through a highly stimulating and interactive programme, featuring many of the key experts and practitioners in the field.
Key features of the programme:
  • Keynote addresses by leading experts in the field
  • Workshops with practitioners
  • Opportunities to present and get feedback on your research
  • Mentoring sessions, with career and publications advices
  • Social and cultural activities
The Summer School is open to:
  • PhD Students focusing their research on environmental changes and migration
  • Master’s Degree students interested in preparing a PhD related to environmental changes and migration.
Priority will be given to students from the three partner universities of the EDGE project (EUBA, Sciences Po and University of Liège), but the summer school is open to students from any university/higher education institution. No prerequisite is needed. We will seek to create a group as diverse as possible, in order to maximize the interactions between students.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
Tuition fees are set at 400 EUR. They include all sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, as well as all social events, including the cocktail reception and the farewell dinner. Full scholarships, including a lump sum of EUR 1,000 to cover for travel and accommodation, are available for applicants from low- and middle-income countries. Please indicate in your application if you would require such a scholarship. All participants shall receive an official certificate upon completion of the programme.
The call for applications will be open until May 31st, 2018. To apply, send the following application documents to by May 31st, 2018:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • List of publications (if any)
Notification of acceptance will be sent to selected participants in early June 2018.
Contact Information
For more information about the 2018 Liège Summer School, kindly contact Elodie Hut at the following address: 
You can also check out the EDGE Website and follow us on Twitter @EDGEtwinning for regular updates and announcements.
We look forward to welcoming you in Liège in September 2018!
The EDGE Steering Committee