Fostering the social and professional reintegration of return migrants

Fostering the social and professional reintegration of return migrants

Fostering the social and professional reintegration of return migrants

5–9 Octubre 2020
El curso está disponible en English

This course aims to address the social and professional reintegration of return migrants by strengthening the capacity of policy-level stakeholders to design and facilitate evidence-based return migration policies that explore the linkage between return migration and development.

Presentación del curso

This course aims to address the social and professional reintegration of return migrants by strengthening the capacity of policy-level stakeholders to design and facilitate evidence-based return migration policies that explore the linkage between return migration and development.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

ILO constituents, ministries, academia, NGOs, diaspora associations

Objectives

The course aims to address the social and professional reintegration of return migrants by strengthening the capacity of policy level stakeholders design and facilitate evidence-based return migration policies.  More specifically, it will:

  • Set out to gather innovative and comparative data on returnees’ conditions back home
  • Combine a top down with a bottom-up approach to return migration and reintegration
  • Aim to raise awareness of the need to develop adequate mechanisms sustaining the reintegration of returnees while redefining current policy priorities as applied to return

Finally, it will contribute to:

  • Understanding the factors, public policies, as well as the pre- and post-return conditions shaping migrants’ patterns of reintegration in their country of origin
  • Explaining why return may or may not have a positive impact on the development of migrants’ country of origin
  • Providing analytical tools and instruments (e.g. indicators) allowing adequate policies to be adopted with a view to supporting migrants’ reintegration
  • Further integration return migration issues in national and regional development strategies
Content

The course will tackle the following topics:

  • Measuring return flows and stocks;
  • Heterogeneity of returnees’ profiles and patterns of reintegration;
  • Factors shaping returnees’ patterns of reintegration back home. Why do some returnees contribute to development whereas others do not?
  • Returnees’ investment and skills portability in the labour;
  • Social protection mechanisms to cover returnees and their families
  • Empowering returnees and access to services at local level;
  • The link between integration in host countries and reintegration in home countries;
  • Impact of vocational training on the returnees’ propensity to reintegrate professionally back home
  • Entrepreneurship of returnees and impact on development;
  • Coordination and coherence among public institutions (local and national) in the development of a reintegration policy.
Methodology

The ITC promotes a three-phase approach in its learning activities:

  • Pre-training phase (online platform): two weeks before the face-to-face (residential) phase, during which participants can access initial information on the course content and follow an introductory module.
  • Face-to-face phase (residential) which combines lectures and discussions, as well as case studies, role-play exercises and group work.
  • Follow-up phase (online platform), during which participants can access course material, as well as new resources online, and can continue the discussion and consultation with other participants and experts via the internet through the Forum discussion of the online platform.
During the course

An action-oriented, highly participative approach is used, with particular attention devoted to sharing international experiences with a view to their adaptation and practical application. Training methods combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space debates, role-play exercises and group work using up-to-date learning methods and technologies. Particular attention is paid to the presentation of “good practices” through case studies reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally.

Cost of participation

Participation in the course costs 2285 Euros (course fees 1650 Euros and participant subsistence 635 Euros), excluding international air travel and airport transfers. This is payable in advance. This covers: tuition fees; the use of training facilities and support services; training materials and books; accommodation and full board at the Centre’s campus; emergency medical care and insurance.

Applications

Applicants should complete the online nomination form no later than 31 June 2020, supported by a nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed. The form can be found here.

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.

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