The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, recognizes the strong link between decent work and migration in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 on promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. On the other hand, conventional narratives on migration and development (M&D) historically oscillate between optimistic and pessimistic views, in which, respectively, migration is seen as a driver for development (leading in turn towards less migration) or as a brake to development (for example, through “brain drain”), leading to more migration).
Recently, the notion of “mainstreaming migration into policy planning” has emerged as an innovative and coherence-driven concept, which recognizes the complex nature of migration and its interrelation with a broad spectrum of policies relating to development. It also implies migrants as rights-bearers first and foremost before seeing them as factors for development, recognizing that people should have the freedom to choose
whether to migrate or not. Mainstreaming migration into policy planning with a rights based and human development-based framework means adopting a sectoral approach to migration and recognizing that:
This online course aims to gather practitioners from different backgrounds, institutions, policy areas and contexts around the issue of migration and development. In order to build on the opportunities brought by the participation of actors from diverse backgrounds, institutions, policy areas and contexts, the training will privilege a truly participative approach, where the exchange of views and experiences will be central in the learning process.
Similarly, a multidisciplinary approach, based on the intervention of experts and institutions focusing on particular aspects of the M&D nexus, such as human rights and protection of migrants’ rights, and labour migration, will help to ensure that the learning methods are in line with the building blocks of the mainstreaming approach.
The course is designed for key stakeholders dealing with migration and development issues and more specifically:
The objectives of the course are the following:
At the end of completing this course, participants will have an understanding of:
The course consists of a number of 8 online modules offered through the ITCILO e-Campus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks, from 9 May to 17 June 2022, for an estimated 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases:
Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
The deadline for applications is 6 May 2022