The European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) has officially been selected for an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership (KA220-HED) by the European Commission, receiving a grant in the total amount of 400.000 Euros.
In addition to University of Osnabrück, Germany as the applicant organization, the project involves six other EuMIGS partners from five European countries: Universidade da Coruña, Spain; University of Liège, Belgium; Linköping University and Malmö University, Sweden; Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland; and Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria.
As part of the Erasmus+ project, EuMIGS double-degree students will receive international top-level training in migration studies and get insights into migration realities in other countries. The exchange program will give them the opportunity to create research networks and make connections to senior scholars and research institutes as well as migration practitioners in other countries. Additionally, thanks to the funding provided through Erasmus+ several hundred master students will take part in virtual and blended teaching events over the next three years.
The European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) is a network of high-level institutes for migration research and their respective master programs. The network regularly exchanges students and provides them with the opportunity to obtain double master degrees in the field of migration studies. Moreover, it fosters structures of cooperation, knowledge exchange, and student and teaching mobility. The Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership Project will significantly improve the capacity of the network to strengthen the strategic and structured cooperation between the EuMIGS partners through the development of innovative teaching methods, including transnational online, blended and face-to-face classes. The network will develop new teaching tools and promote teachers’ exchanges between EuMIGS partner universities and support the long-lasting insertion of international collaboration and exchange into the curricula of the seven participating master programs.
The Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership project runs between 01.09.2022 and 31.08.2025 and will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Andreas Pott, Dr. Jens Schneider, and Dr. Mert Pekşen at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück.