Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Development


Mon, 10/29/2018 to Fri, 11/02/2018

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The ITC-ILO and IOM are holding a training course from October 29 to November 2, based on the training material developed jointly with the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Migration Agency on "Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Development". Registration deadline is October 6! More information here.


The notion of "mainstreaming migration" has recently emerged as an innovative and coherent concept which recognizes the complex nature of migration and its interrelation with a broad spectrum of policies related to development. It also sees migrants first and foremost as rights-bearers, rather than factors in development, recognizing that people should have the freedom to choose whether to migrate or not. Adopting a truly participative approach, the course aims to enhance understanding of the links between migration and sectoral policies, and to strengthen the capacity of participating actors to enhance policy coherence through multi-stakeholder mechanisms.

The course is designed for key stakeholders dealing with migration and development issues: officials, policy planners and practitioners from public institutions (including local and regional authorities) and ministries dealing with migration policies and/or development planning processes at local and national level; practitioners addressing the linkages between migration and development; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, as well as representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), including diaspora organizations; officials, managers and experts from international development agencies.



For the first time since their inception, the Joint ITCILO-IOM courses on “Governing Migration at Local Level” and “Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Planning” will be held SIMULTANOUSLY at the ITCILO campus in Turin. This unprecedented event will allow the two distinct yet thematically linked courses to cross-fertilize through plenary and joint sessions, providing a one of a kind learning and knowledge sharing opportunity to the participants of both courses.


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