Governing Migration at the Local Level
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More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and this figure is destined to increase exponentially due to human mobility, rapid urbanisation and migration. As a result of this phenomenon, local and regional authorities find themselves at the forefront when it comes to addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from migration.
Successful governance of migration at a subnational level requires not only political will, but also a nuanced, sustainable and participative approach in which local and regional administrations can develop and implement effective policies. Taking all of this into account, this interregional course on “Governing migration at a local level” aims at reinforcing 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.
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.