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Summer School TOAfrica 2024

Published: Monday, April 8, 2024

Mobility and Migration in Africa: A South-South Perspective

The TOAfrica Summer School offers participants an introductory framework to the African continent, with particular attention to the sub-Saharan regions.

The 2024 version of the program highlights the intricate patterns of mobility and migration in a South-South context, encompassing both intra-African movements and those between developing nations in the Global South. Contrary to the conventional focus on migration from the Global South to the North, there's an increasing awareness of the significance of South-South migration in driving economic growth and facilitating the exchange of knowledge. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective and leveraging an international team of faculty members with varied expertise, the Summer School aims to offer participants a comprehensive understanding of the key scientific discussions and issues related to this subject.

The Summer School will take place in person at the Luigi Einaudi Campus (Turin).


The program, entirely offered in English, is organized by the African Studies section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (CPS Africa) of the University of Turin, in partnership with Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), one of the most renowned in sub-Saharan Africa and with which UniTo has collaborated for years as part of the Erasmus Partner Countries Program. Furthermore, it is carried out with the logistical support of the Torino World Affairs Institute (Turin, Italy), in collaboration with the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden), the Consortium of Piedmontese NGOs (Turin, Italy) and the Laboratoire Les Afriques dans le Monde (Bordeaux, France).


The Summer School is designed for humanitarian sector professionals, students and researchers. Candidates are preferably enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree course, and are selected on the basis of their academic and professional profile. Three-year students will be taken into consideration in cases of excellence, as will candidates without a degree but with an academic or professional training strongly linked to sub-Saharan Africa. Six “FREETorino” scholarships are available which cover participants' accommodation costs at one of the Edisu residences. The scholarships will be awarded based on the consistency of the CV and motivation letter with the Summer School program. Two of them are reserved for students who have already participated in one or more previous editions.

Study program

Teaching takes place entirely in English and teaching is divided into lectures and laboratories. Numerous issues related to issues of mobility and South-South migration will be addressed, both within the African regions and between the developing countries of the Global South. The focus will be on some key topics, including the connections between migration and health, China-Africa relations and representations of South-South circulation in the media.

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Final test

The final test consists of a group presentation of a short power point or a poster, passing which gives the right to certification of participation in TOAfrica. This leads to the recognition of 3 university CFU/ECTS by the master's degree courses of the Department of CPS of the University of Turin. In line with these criteria, the TOAfrica organizing committee takes into consideration specific requests relating to other universities to facilitate recognition of student participation.


The deadline for submitting applications is set for May 20, 2024, but an "early bird" discount is available for those who apply before April 30, 2024.

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