We don’t take chances, we take charge

news - 30/06/2011

The first "Labour Migration Academy" at the Turin Centre: from 4 to 15 July 2011, Turin will become the world capital of the debate on international labour migration policies.

International migration is very high on national, regional and global policy agendas.  There is a recent international consensus on the positive aspects of labour migration, such as its links to the development of countries of origin and the benefits both for destination countries and for migrant workers themselves.

The challenge for policy-makers is how to regulate and govern migration in a manner that leads to a “win-win-win” situation for all concerned.

This two-week learning event, funded by the Compagnia San Paolo,  the Italian Government and the ILO, will stimulate discussion among key migration stakeholders and provide them with advanced knowledge, so that a better understanding of labour migration challenges and opportunities in a changing global political, economic and social context emerges.

The ITC-ILO designed and organized this first international  "Labour Migration Academy" in conjunction with the "Global Migration Group", a group of 16 international organizations, created in 2006 in Geneva to tackle international migration challenges in a coordinated manner.

Besides the Global Migration Group, two Italian institutions, the International and European Forum of Migration Research (FIERI) and the European University Institute in Florence, made an important contribution to the event.

The ILO Executive Director, Assane Diop, will open the Academy.

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