Module 4 aims to examine how, within a decent work perspective, territories can develop jobs and economic opportunities maximizing the skills of migrants so as to increase both the quantity and the productivity of labour employed and increase local economic development.
The module therefore analyses all the possibilities and challenges related migration, as well as examining local strategies to upgrade and help territories move to a prosperous circle of higher productivity, employment and income growth, and development at the local level, as well as to improve access to skills for more migrant women and men.
Module 4 will address the following aspects:
Topic 1: The Nexus between labour migration and local economic development (LED). The first topic explores the Nexus between labour migration and local economic development and the different actors involved.
Topic 2: Maximizing the use of migrants’ skills and responding to the labour market needs at local level. The second topic presents different strategies towards maximizing the use of migrants’ skills and responding to the labour market needs at local level.
Topic 3: Entrepreneurship of migrants: challenges and opportunities. The third topic focuses on building and nourishing the entrepreneurship of migrants and more precisely on analysing the challenges and opportunities that migration brings in terms of LED.
Topic 4: Remittances and migrant investments for local economic development. The fourth topic addresses remittances and their potential application in local M&D processes and their role in both a territories of origin and destination. The module also focuses on the role LRAs play in setting up social dialogue, policies and programs that capitalize on the opportunities brought forward by the development of skills among migrants and the challenges faced at different levels of local development.