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Manila, Philippines - The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) Senior Labor and Employment Officer Ronell J. Delerio was accepted to the 15th Migration Summer School from 24 June to 5 July 2019 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

The Summer School targets a mix of postgraduate students, civil servants, officials at international organizations, representatives from NGOs and other civil society organizations, journalists, policy analysts, and teachers from around the world.

It also encourages participants to translate perceived societal problems into social scientific research questions. The combined insights from political, economic, sociological, legal and anthropological approaches to the study of migration is hoped at enabling participants to return home with a deeper understanding of one of the most complex and multifaceted phenomena affecting governments and society across the globe. It is also a unique opportunity to network with other participants (a selected group of researchers and practitioners from throughout the world), and have access to some outstanding scholars in the field, and take advantage of the research facilities of the European University Institute including its library.

Delerio’s research porffolio on migration included the papers titled “Vulnerable but unfazed? Analyzing OFW Experiences, Coping Strategies and Migration Prospects Amid Economic Crisis” (2017) and “Enhancing Migrant Shelters through Participatory Action Research: The Case of ‘Bahay Kalinga’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia” (2018), a paper he co-authored with another ILS researcher Ms. Camille G. Dumalaog.