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20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

Governing migration at local level

20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

Governing migration at local level

Governing migration at local level

Course Information

20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010324

English

Deadline: 20 October 2017

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In a global context of human mobility and rapid urbanisation, where more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, local and regional authorities find themselves at the forefront in addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from migration. Adopting a flexible and comprehensive approach, this course aims to reinforce the capacities of local stakeholders to mainstream migration into local policies in order to better harness the development potential of migration and provide adequate services and protection for migrants.

Description

Description

In a global context of human mobility and rapid urbanisation, where more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, local and regional authorities find themselves at the forefront in addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from migration. Adopting a flexible and comprehensive approach, this course aims to reinforce the capacities of local stakeholders to mainstream migration into local policies in order to better harness the development potential of migration and provide adequate services and protection for migrants.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for officials and civil servants working with local authorities and administrations; officials from public institutions involved in development and migration policies; representatives of civil society, including NGOs and migration associations; social partners and academia.

Objectives

Objectives

Successful governance of migration in subnational level requires not only good political will, but also a delicate sustainable and participative approach in which local and regional administrations can develop and implement effective policies. This course aims to maximize the potential of migration for local development supporting stakeholders, local & regional representatives of public administration and academics.

To achieve efficient sustainable policies, it is very important to have empirical evidence of social and economic trends to reach actual demands, according to their degree of decentralization, financial resources, functions of local governments and knowledge of the integration between migration and development. This course guides participants to discover and understand the main topics concerning migration and development through a practical approach and a delicate explanation of its concepts, its challenges and opportunities, roles of the main actors in development area, migrant’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, cooperation and linkages between stakeholders and actors in migration.  

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Develop the understanding of the linkages between migration and development at the international, national and local level and their contextualisation of local realities;

• Reinforce the capacities of local actors in planning and implementing coherent frameworks for M&D at the local level;

• Identify all relevant stakeholders and operationalizing partnerships to increase the impact and sustainability of local M&D initiatives;

• Expose stakeholders to a comprehensive informative and learning tool including research and literature;

• Provide concrete tools for the institutionalisation and territorialisation of the M&D Nexus and the related actions and policies at local level;

• Be able to design reliable local development policies which integrate migration.

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course will use the Turin learning approach which is organized in three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Pre-course information on the Internet-based learning platform: two weeks before the course. To go to achieve Phase 2, the student should finish the Core Module of JMDI e-Toolbox and send the certificate by e-mail.
  • Phase 2 - Face-to-face workshops: four-day courses in Turin
  • Phase 3 - Post-Training on the Internet-based learning platform (during the course of two weeks after phase 2)

Content

Content

What connections can be found in migration and local development?

  • In terms of policies and initiatives, the course helps to conceptualize local development, its actors and how they articulate in different levels.

How does migration affect local development?

  • Inside the migration cycle, the course presents what is the role of local development and what is the concept of mainstreaming of migration in the planning of local development.

How to use data?

  • It is one of the most important and impactful condition of policy building and appliance and several manners of using available data information will be presented in the course.

Which actors are dealing with migration and development?

  • Partnerships are in the core of migration and development’s course. Development needs to have a focus in decentralized cooperation, co-development, territorial partnerships, public-private dialogue and migrant associations.

Where does migrant empowerment enter in development studies?

  • There will be presented stories and general experiences of strengthening migrant’s agency as protagonists of local development, the main services designated to migrant families (from basic services to integration and reintegration policies), as well as engagement of migrant organizations and its role in policy-making.

How to create jobs for migrants?

  • Maximizing migrant’s skills while responding to local labour market needs is one important aspect of this course. Also, several stories and experiences of migrant entrepreneurship and international remittances’ impact in local level.

Your stay on ITCILO Campus

Your stay on ITCILO Campus

Located in an attractive park on the banks of the River Po, the Centre’s campus provides a congenial environment in which to live and study.

It contains 21 pavilions with fully equipped modern classrooms, conference halls and meeting rooms fitted out for multilingual simultaneous interpretation, a computer laboratory, and a computerized documentation centre linked to various data banks.

The campus has 287 study/bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, telephones and cable television. It also has:

 

• a reception desk open 24 hours a day;

• a restaurant, a self-service canteen and a coffee lounge, all catering for international dietary needs;

• a bank;

• a travel agency;

• a laundry service;

• a post office;

• an internet point;

• a recreation room;

• facilities for outdoor and indoor sports;

• an infirmary.

 

How to apply

How to apply

Applications should be supported by a nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed.

The ITCILO disposes of a limited number of fellowships which may cover part of the subsistence and tuition fees. Please note that these fellowships do not include the international travel. If eligible, early registered candidates will be given priority.

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women candidates are specially welcome.

Tuition cost: 1580

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2180

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