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Summer School

Global Health & Migration

Interdisciplinary tools to tackle health inequalities (GlobHe-M)

Bologna (Italy), 16th - 26th July 2013


WHAT GlobHe-M is a joint educational initiative of nine European higher education institutions, financed by the European Commission Erasmus Lifelonglearning Programme (LLP-IP). The course has been awarded 6 ECTS credits by the University of Bologna.

WHO The ten-day residential course is open to 30 under and postgraduate students (second and third cycle students preferred) enrolled in any of the partner universities: University of Bologna (Italy), Ca' Foscari University (Venezia, Italy), University of Valencia (Spain), London Metropolitan University (UK), Ege Üniversitesi (Izmir, Turkey), Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (Greece), Charité Universitätsmedizin (Berlin, Germany), New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria), Geneva University Hospital (Switzerland).

WHEN 16th-26th July 2013

WHERE Bologna, Italy

HOW Applications will be open until the 15th April 2013. All candidates will undergo a selection procedure. No tuition fee will be requested for selected candidates. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the project, within budget limits and provided compliance with the Erasmus LLP-IP rules (see the application form for details).


The rapid transformation of European societies linked to globalisation processes is a great challenge for social and health policies, and impacts the distribution and quality of population health and its determinants. Since inequalities are increasingly widening, action cannot be postponed, starting from education. The aim of GlobHe-M course is to start filling the educational gap which prevents scholars from developing knowledge and skills tailored to deal with the challenges posed by a globalised society, in particular concerning population health issues and inequalities. GlobHe-M course learning outcome for students is the capacity of thoroughly analysing the complexity of issues related to globalisation, health and migration, applying the approach of the social determinants of health.



GlobHe-M teaching staff is representative of a variety of different backgrounds, disciplines and provenance. Health, social science and political science areas are equally represented. This interesting composition aims to create a stimulating learning environment and to facilitate experience exchange among different European countries. Interactive teaching and participatory learning methodologies will be applied throughout the course. The course will be held in English.



The course will be held in Bologna, Italy. Accommodation and meals for students and staff will be arranged close to the course venue (in the city centre).



Fill in the application form here attached; deadline for applications will be April 15th 2013. Candidates selection will be based on academic credits, experience in the field of migration and/or global health (including research, work and volunteering) and on a letter of motivation. Knowledge of English is mandatory. Academic field, geographic and gender balance criteria will also be considered in the final selection. Selection results will be communicated by email approximately three weeks after the application deadline.


Candidates from each country will have to refer to the contact person as indicated in the following table:




University of Bologna (Italy)

Martina Riccio

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

Fabio Perocco

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University of Valencia (Spain)

Benno Herzog

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London Metropolitan University (UK)

Sonia McKay

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Ege Üniversitesi (Izmir, Turkey)

Feride Aksu

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Aristoteeio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (Greece)

Alexis Benos

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Charité Universitätsmedizin (Berlin, Germany)

Peter Tinneman

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New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Ildiko Otova

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University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland)

Slim Slama

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At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the difficulties in building clear cut definitions and a common language in the field of migration and health

  • Reflect on the politicization of language (are the words we use neutral or ideologically free?)

  • Develop a critical use of words and concepts

  • Be familiar with the different concepts of migration and their political implications

  • Be familiar with the different concepts and meanings of health, and their political implications

  • Describe what the social determinants of health are and their impact on health

  • Understand and discuss the main determinants of global migration

  • Describe the main actors and determinants of global economic policies

  • Understand and analyse the crisis of capitalism and its effects on inequalities

  • Understand and define the organisations, mechanisms and instruments of capitalism and the global public health policies

  • Understand and describe the environmental problems, relate them to the global socioeconomic policies and transformations and describe their impact on human safety

  • Provide a critical overview of methodological tools for researching and understanding migration and health phenomena

  • Describe the main analytical tools for measuring wellbeing, health and quality of life

  • Provide a critical overview of data on migration phenomena

  • Provide a critical overview of health data

  • Present and illustrate a research or project proposal to an international and multidisciplinary audience

  • Communicate with colleagues from other disciplines and understand their points of view

  • Describe the main concepts of health and their key components

  • Show general knowledge about national health policies and migration policies

  • Describe the main determinants of migrants' health

  • Understand the stratification of rights and its impact on migrants' health

  • Understand the legal, social and cultural determinants which affect migrants' access to health care

  • Understand the relation between racial segmentation of the labour market and migrants' health (ref. to working conditions, labour injuries, etc.)

  • Understand the difficulties and problems in the responses to social and health needs for specific migrant populations

  • Comprehend the basic methodological problems for the development of research in the field of health and migration (from the country overviews and their intrinsic limits)






New Bulgarian University

Department of Political Science
New Bulgarian University, Sofia


Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis

Laboratory of Hygiene and Social Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Alma Mater Studiorum
University of Bologna

Centre for International Health
University of Bologna


Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Master on immigration
Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice


University of Valencia

Health, Social Research & Information Unit
University of Valencia


University of Geneva

Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine
Geneva University Hospitals


Ege Üniversitesi

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health
Ege University, Izmir


London Metropolitan University

Working Lives Research Institute
London Metropolitan University



This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.





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