Komotini – Refugee & Migration Law


Continuing its tradition, ELSA Komotini is proud to present its 8th edition of the Winter ELSA Law School on Refugee and Migration Law. ELSA Komotini's WELS is the second oldest in the history of ELSA.

Komotini is a student-city with about 10 university faculties and approximately 10.000 students, making it one of the most academically attractive destinations in the northern part of Greece.

This year ELSA Komotini and its academic partner plan to offer you a rich academic programme combining both a deep legal insight on Refugee & Migration Law and experiential/practical experience. With speakers from different backgrounds, such as distinguished professors, lawyers and other experts, we hope to enrich your legal knowledge and engage you into fruitful conversations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and giving you the chance to meet our unique and diverse city, which combines different cultures and religions. We are ready to make sure that you will have an enjoyable stay and show you what “Greek hospitality” stands for.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page "Winter ELSA Law School on Refugee and Migration Law".

Participation fees
ELSA member favoured country - 335€
ELSA member non-favoured country - 375€
ELSA Alumni - 380€
Member of a partner organisation - 380€
Non-member - 390€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer from Alexandroupolis Airport - 30€
Extra night - 45€
Komotini, Greece
Hotel Democritus, Komotini
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
"Krateros Ioannou" Research Institute for International Law and International Relations
Complexity of Academic Programme
Academic Programme

Refugee & Migration Law touches a topical and sensitive issue for the world and for our region as well. Thus, our Academic Programme will not only examine the legal aspect of forced displacement and migration but also, its social impact and human rights extent. Starting from introductory courses, the participants will slowly dive into more specific lectures, getting to know the European framework for refugees and the asylum application process but also, get to visit a Refugee Reception and Identification Centre.

The preliminary Academic Programme of our WELS is the following:

  • Sunday
    • None (Arrival)
  • Monday
    • Introduction to the field of Refugee & Migration Law and Basic International Principles.
    • International legal status of Refugees.
    • International legal status of Migrants.
  • Tuesday
    • Asylum framework and Repatriation process, durable and other solutions for refugees.
    • Outsourcing of asylum processing, migration control in the EU & human rights implications.
    • European Regulations on Migrants and Refugees.
  • Wednesday
    • Refugee Integration.
    • Legal process for Asylum and Subsidiary Protection.
    • Principle of non- refoulement under Article 3 ECHR and Article 4 EU.
    • Irregular immigration and immigration & refugee advocacy.
  • Thursday
    • Institutional Visit at Refugee Reception and Identification Centre (R.I.C) at Fylakio, Evros.
  • Friday
    • EU Immigrants and relevant national policies in comparison to economic rights.
    • Protection of Unaccompanied foreign minors.
    • Refugee crisis and the associated issues that influence the future of Europe and our World.
  • Saturday
    • Workshop on jurisprudence – case study on refugee and migration law.
    • European mechanism of border control for irregular immigration.
  • Sunday
    • None (Departure)
Covid-19 Requirements
This Winter ELSA Law School is accessible without any COVID-19 requirements.
If the government imposes stricter requirements, those will have to be adhered to.
Apply here