Title: Governing migration at local level
Date:  3 – 7 December 2018
Venue: Turin Centre


In a global context of human mobility and rapid urbanization, where more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, local and regional authorities find themselves at the forefront in addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from migration. Adopting a flexible and comprehensive approach, this course aims to reinforce 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.

 Target audience

The course is designed for officials and civil servants working with local authorities and administrations; officials from public institutions involved in development and migration policies; representatives of civil society, including NGOs and migrant associations; social partners and academia.


Successful governance of migration at local level requires not only good political will, but also a sustainable and participative approach in which local and regional administrations can develop and implement effective policies together with key local actors This course aims to maximize the potential of a good goverance of migration at local level supporting stakeholders, local & regional representatives of public administration and academics.

This course guides also participants to discover and understand the main challenges and opportunities of  migration and local development through a practical approach.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop the understanding of the linkages between migration and development at the international, national and local level and their contextualisation of local realities;
  • Reinforce the capacities of local actors in planning and implementing coherent frameworks for M&D at the local level;
  • Identify all relevant stakeholders and operationalizing partnerships to increase the impact and sustainability of local M&D initiatives;
  • Expose stakeholders to a comprehensive informative and learning tool including research and literature;
  • Provide concrete tools for the institutionalisation and territorialisation of the M&D Nexus and the related actions and policies at local level;
  • Be able to design reliable local development policies which integrate migration.