1. The Odysseus Network launches its new PhD Catalogue

2. Next Odysseus Annual Conference in Helsinki on 24 and 25 October 2019
3. The 2018 Summer School in review

4. Two traineeship positions available at Odysseus

5. MOOC on migration issues from UCL Louvain in Belgium

6. Postdoctoral position with a research focus on migration law at Uppsala University in Sweden
1. The Odysseus Network launches its new PhD Catalogue
The Odysseus Academic Network is happy to announce the launch of a new catalogue on PhD projects and researchers in the area of asylum and migration. The aim is to create a platform for exchange in the area of migration and asylum between doctoral researchers, prospective PhD candidates and universities or promoters.
The PhD Catalogue consists of 3 sub-catalogues. The main sub-catalogue gathers ongoing and concluded PhD research projects. The second, the Prospective PhD Catalogue, gathers information on projects of individuals willing to pursue a PhD. The last one is the PhD Opportunities Catalogue, wherein universities and promoters can inform on upcoming PhD opportunities.

This catalogue is hosted and administered by the Odysseus Coordination Team and filled by submission from the public. Therefore, your contribution is essential to make it a vivid and up-to-date tool.
2. Next Odysseus Annual Conference in Helsinki on 24 and 25 October 2019
The next Odysseus conference will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tampere conclusions adopted by the European Council on 15/16 October 1999. An assessment of their degree of realisation will show that those conclusions have really been a forward-looking text.
This landmark anniversary will also provide priorities with a good opportunity to devise the development of the area of freedom, security and justice in the future at a moment when the new Parliament and cabinet Commission that will result from the European elections will start to work.

The conference will take place in Helsinki on 24/25 October 2019 and will be organized in cooperation with the Finnish national contact point for the European Migration Network under the Finnish presidency of the EU.
3. 2018 Summer School in review
The 18th edition of the Odysseus Academic Network's Summer School attracted 107 participants, including for the first time Member States officials involved in the European Migration Network (EMN). Students came from more than twenty countries, including European Member States but also Syria, India, Australia, and Canada. 
The classes in EU immigration and asylum law and policy taught by leading academics and experts in Europe alternated with PhD seminars, visits to the European institutions, evening debates with practitioners, NGOs and academics, and a networking cocktail. Some grants were also distributed to allow refugees to take part in the summer school under our initiative “RefYOUgees”.
The participants' feedback confirmed that this Summer School has been a very successful one. To say it in their own words:
"Having these two weeks to immerse myself in the European and international law on migration and asylum has been invaluable".
"It has been an amazing learning experience as well as a great networking opportunity, since the participants came from a wide range of organizations and backgrounds".
The next Odysseus Summer School will take place as usual in July 2019 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
4. The Odysseus Network is recruiting! 
The Odysseus Academic Network is urgently seeking to recruit two young graduates or professionals for two traineeship positions within the framework of the OMNIA Project.
1. A Research and Project Assistant with a legal background and an excellent command of English, being a native speaker will be considered an asset.

2. An Educational Development Assistant with a background in information or educational technologies, with a good command of the English language.
The positions will be based in Brussels at the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and remunerated with a salary of €783 per month on the basis of a contract for vocational training under Belgian law. 
The OMNIA traineeships are due to start at the latest on 1st November 2018, lasting for 6 months. Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by Sunday, 7th October 2018, midnight CET (UTC +1).
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5. MOOC on migration issues by Odysseus Belgian member and a team from UCL Louvain
Since 3 years, Odysseus member for Belgium Sylvie Sarolea coordinated a team of professors from various disciplines of the humanities at the Catholic University of Louvain, who has created an interdisciplinary MOOC on migration, with the title: ' Regards croisés sur les migrations '. The course involves lawyers, economists, demographers, anthropologists, social scientists and social psychologists, aiming at achieving an interdisciplinary perspective. This MOOC may be of interest to researchers, students and everyone else willing to deepen his or her knowledge of the phenomenon of migration. The course language is French and it will start on edX on October 2nd, 2018. 
6. Postdoctoral position with a research focus on migration law at Uppsala University
The University of Uppsala is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of migration law research, coordinated by Odysseus Member Prof. Rebecca Thorburn Stern.

Deadline for application is 11 January 2019. For more info and how to apply, please refer to the vacancy at this link.
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