Summer Schools

FFVT Summer School 2022 “Displacement, Governance and Human Rights”

How has international refugee law evolved, which gaps remain and how can we address them? How are refugees protected in the different regions of Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East? Which challenges are refugees exposed to locally? These and many additional questions are at the core of the FFVT Summer School 2022 “Displacement, Governance and Human Rights”.

The interdisciplinary Summer School is hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) as a part of “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer” (FFVT) and takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, from 10 to 15 July 2022. Participation is open to Master students as well as PhD candidates, Postdocs and junior practitioners of any disciplinary background. The Summer School deals with the changing configurations of today’s global refugee regimes in different parts of the world and on different levels of governance, providing insights into a plethora of topics:
• the historical emergence of the global refugee regimes, including postcolonial perspectives,
• global, regional, national and local governance and administrative practices,
• social integration,
• education in refugee accommodations,
• analyses of refugee-related discourses and media portrayals of asylum,
• gender and displacement,
• practices of resistance and solidarity,
• multiple actors’ perspectives, including experiences made by people on the move themselves, as well as
• crosscutting issues and research ethics.

The FFVT Summer School places emphasis on interactive learning approaches. In addition to lectures, scholars will provide interactive workshops in order to discuss and reflect on central subjects with the participants. Such input is complemented by a cultural program, an excursion in Nuremberg, the ‘City of Peace and Human Rights’, and a gathering with practitioners working in the field to promote further debate. Finally, the FFVT Summer School also offers time and space for participants to present their own projects as well as enter into discussion with others and thus network.

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Past summer schools: 

Summer School 2020

Second International Summer School “Human Rights Law in Context”

Special Focus: Business and Human Rights

From 7 to 11 September 2020, the Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) in cooperation with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) will host the Second Summer School on human rights law in context in Nuremberg. The focus area will be business and human rights including topics such as human rights due diligence, corporate liability, supply chain responsibility and the negotiations on a binding instrument to regulate human rights obligations of transnational corporations.

Speakers include Robert McCorquodale (University of Nottingham), Daniel Crampton (Daimler AG), Faisal Siddiqi(Rasheed Razvi Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights), Linde Bryk (ECCHR), Markus Krajewski (FAU) and Miriam Saage-Maaß (ECCHR) as well as other practitioners with expertise in the field of business and human rights.

For details please see the Programme.

Fee: 250 € including lunches and refreshments (accommodation and evening meals excluded)


We invite applications from advanced law students, graduates and young professionals in the fields of law, human rights and business.

To apply send a letter of motivation and your CV to

Application deadline: 31 May 2020

The selection of applicants will be merits-based and limited to a maximum of 25.

If you are interested in presenting work in progress including on doctoral theses in a Young Scholar workshop, please contact us and indicate the topic of your presentation.

If you have any questions please contact Professor Markus Krajewski.

Time: 7 to 11 September 2020

Place: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lange Gasse 20, 90403 Nürnberg

Summer School 2019

International Summer Course: Human Rights Law in Context

From 22 – 26 June the CHREN, in cooperation with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, hosted an international summer school in Nuremberg.

It focussed on business and human rights. Michael Windfuhr, deputy director of the  German Institute for Human Rights held the keynote lecture on the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Germany.

We would like to thank all lecturers and participants for their contributions!

The full program can be accessed via this link.