Training course on Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Planning 23-27 MAY - Turin, Italy


Publication date

Apr 29, 2016
JMDI Focus area:
Migration and Local Governance


ITC-ILO and IOM, in collaboration with UNDP and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is organizing the course: “Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Planning”, which will take place in Turin, Italy on 23-27 May 2016.



The objectives of the course are the following:

  • To enhance the understanding of actors from different backgrounds, institutions, policy areas and contexts on the links between migration and sectoral policies
  • To strengthen the capacity of participating actors to enhance policy coherence through multi-stakeholder mechanisms
  • To support the importance of a rights based approach in the governance of migration and in mainstreaming mechanisms
  • To promote an understanding of the mechanisms, opportunities and challenges related to the engagement of migrants in development-related policy and planning, throughout the whole migration cycle
  • To foster dynamics aiming to build policy coherence throughout different levels of governance, from the local to the national, informing also regional and global M&D processes and debates



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
  • Phase 2 - Face-to-face workshops: one week course in Turin
  • Phase 3 - Post-Training on the Internet-based learning platform (during the course of two weeks after phase 2)

The course will focus on providing training, space for dialogue and knowledge sharing based on the exploration and sharing of a range of practical examples of integrating migration in policy planning. During the course:

  • An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be used, with particular attention to peer-to-peer support, in-depth analysis and information exchange to ensure adaptation and practical application.
  • Training methods will combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space debates, role play exercises, networking and group work.
  • Particular attention will be paid to the sharing of good practices.

A final certificate of completion will be awarded to participants upon successful conclusion of their training.

Click here for more information about this course.  



 The course will be provided in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation.

Dates and location

The course will take place from 23 to 27 May 2016 at the ITCILO campus in Turin.


Applications should be supported by a curriculum vitae and nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed. Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required for issue is at least four weeks on average. 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.

You can apply directly on-line at the following address:  

Applicants must register online at the following address by 30 April 2016.

Cost of participation

The total cost of participation in the course, is EUR 2,150 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 (Mainstreaming migration into policy planning) and the course code (A909095).

Participants will be provided with full board accommodation with private facilities at the ITC/ILO 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.

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult: