04 November 2019 - 08 November 2019

Governing migration at local level

04 November 2019 - 08 November 2019

Governing migration at local level

Governing migration at local level

Course Information

04 November 2019 - 08 November 2019


Turin Centre

Code: A9012027

Enrolment deadline: 11 October 2019

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In a global context of human mobility and rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living 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 migrant associations; social partners and academia.



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

This course guides also participants to discover and understand the main challenges and opportunities of  migration and local development through a practical approach.

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)



The content will be based on “My JMDI Toolbox” on migration and local development: 

  •  Managing link between migration and local development
  •  Establishing partnerships cooperation and dialogue on migration at local level
  •  Empowering migrants at the territorial level
  •  Creating job and economic opportunities through migration at local level
  •  Increasing the impact on development through integration and reintegration policies


My JMDI Toolbox has been developed by IOM and ITCILO in close cooperation with the Programme Management Unit of the “Joint Migration Development Initiative” a global inter-agency programme led by UNDP and implemented in partnership with IOM, ITCILO, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNITAR and UN-Women.

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. Applicants should complete the online nomination form no later than 04 October 2019, supported by a nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed.

To start your registration online click here 

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 especially welcome.Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks. For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please click here 

Cost of Participation

Cost of Participation

The total cost of participation in the course, is EUR 2,250 divided as follow: Tuition cost: EUR 1,615
- Subsistence cost: EUR 635 and should be paid in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring  institution by bank transfer to:

Account no. 560002
Bank: Intesa San Paolo Ag. 523
IBAN: IT96 G 03069 09214 100000560002
Address: Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin, Italy.

Note: On the bank form, kindly state your name, the name of the course (Governing migration at local level)
and the course code (A9011126) Participants will be provided with full board accommodation with private facilities at the ITCILO Campus, routine medical care and medical insurance, use of computer and internet facilities. The price indicated does not include travel costs between participants’ home and the course venue. The cost of passports, visas, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized
stopovers are not reimbursed

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Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development




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