Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Why Do People Migrate? Facts

European University Institute (EUI)

This course provided a general introduction to the conditions of irregular migrants and asylum seekers worldwide (data, regions) and an overview of the terminology used. It explored specific case studies such as asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean Sea, Syrian refugees in Turkey, undocumented labour migration to the USA and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Southeast Asia. In discussing these cases, we explored the dilemmas behind humanitarian protection and irregular labour migration.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week


Anna Triandafyllidou


European University Institute (EUI)


Learning outcomes

  • Identify main terms and concepts used to discuss irregular migration and asylum
  • Discuss key case studies from different world regions
  • Explore future scenarios of international migration
  • Assess the challenges that international migration poses for different countries


  • Definition of regular migration and asylum seeking
  • Forced and voluntary migration
  • The Syrian refugee crisis
  • The EU asylum regime
  • Politicising migration debates
  • Mexican and Central American labour migration to the USA
  • Gender and Latin American labour migration
  • The case of the Rohingya in southeast Asia
  • The ‘Pacific solution’ policy in Australia

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Why Do People Migrate? Facts

European University Institute (EUI)