EMMIR Cohort 8 students, along with EMMIR Consortium Coordinator Lydia Potts, participated in the PROMIG Migration Winter School in New Delhi, India in February.
The PROMIG ("Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education") project is funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+ programme) and aims to develop curricula in migration management for the 6 universities in South Caucasus region, and to establish migration competence centres at Tbilisi State University, Yerevan State University and Khazar University, as well as to develop a regional research network.
Migration Winter School participants represented institutions in Georgia, Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Austria, Spain, and the EMMIR programme.
During the Winter School, students and attendees were split into four thematic groups on the topics of: Migration and Sustainable Development; Migration and Economics; Migration and Vulnerable Groups; and Social-Political Aspects of Migration.
Daniel Braga Nascimento, from EMMIR Cohort 8, said about the Winter School: “I believe the most enriching experience for me was the chance to talk and discuss different topics with people from countries I have never talked with before, such as Georgia and Armenia. The fact we had many students from Afghanistan (University of Kabul and Tabesh) also gave me important input on their perspectives about the country and emigration. Finally, just the fact that the winter course was based in New Delhi was a very interesting location due to the fact we are in one of the biggest cities in the world and migration, remittances, cultural and religious diversity is a very important part of India.”
We enjoyed various activities for sharing experiences, mutual learning and networking with professors, experts and students in the field of migration.
"I love the friendly and cozy atmosphere of the programme. During nearly one week, we enjoyed various activities for sharing experiences, mutual learning and networking with professors, experts and students in the field of migration. It is such a great opportunity to enhance our knowledge and make new friends," said Ha Luong, from EMMIR Cohort 8, about the experience.