Executive Training: The Transnational Governance of Migration and Mobility in Africa

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The Training takes place in a fully in-person format at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala (Uganda) between 21 and 22 July 2022. It is organised by the Migration Policy Centre and the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute in collaboration with the Uganda Council on Foreign Relations. What are the normative, institutional, and financial frameworks required for an effective transnational governance of migration and mobility in Africa? This Executive Training will enable participants to develop a deeper ability to identify both the opportunities for and obstacles to effective and sustainable policy-making on human mobility. Working together in an interactive setting, participants will examine the key bilateral, multilateral, and interregional frames of cooperation, with a focus on transnational decision-making processes and implementation in the African continent. The Training will also provide an opportunity to examine recent regional and continental mega initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and will facilitate discussion around the transnational governance of mobility through the regulation of different political domains (border governance, development aid, education, human rights, humanitarian disasters, public security, public health, tourism, trade).


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme, the participants will learn:

  • How to combine different skills for the regulation of migration and mobility
  • How to understand the dynamics of bilateral, multilateral, and interregional initiatives between different political domains: border management, public security, public health, human rights, justice, humanitarian disasters, cross border trade, education, tourism, development aid
  • How to incorporate insights about dynamics of migration and migration governance into policy design and practice
  • How to develop a comprehensive understanding of the competing objectives, potentials, and limitations of the transnational governance of migration and mobility


Learning methods

  • Interactive sessions led by established practitioners and academics
  • Mixing theoretical approaches and policy-oriented expertise
  • Case-study approach, working on operational assignments
  • Peer-learning setting with professionals with different backgrounds, roles, and levels of seniority


Information for applicants

The course registration fee is EUR 800 per participant. The fee covers accommodation, course materials, and meals. The fee does not cover travel costs. Selected applicants are expected to make their own arrangements to organise travel. We encourage early registration for this training as places are given on a rolling basis.



Ten scholarships will be funded by the School of Transnational Governance (EUI) on a merit basis. Scholarships will cover the fee (accommodation, course materials, meals) and travel costs. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates applying from the Eastern African Region (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda) according to the following criteria:

  • PhD students or early-career academics, early- or mid-career professionals (e.g. in politics, civil service, media and non-governmental organisations), able to demonstrate both professional experience and potential for future excellence in the policy sphere;
  • Genuinely engaged individuals involved in policy issues related to mobility and migration either through registration on a PhD programme or through demonstration of substantial relevant career experience;
  • Self-motivated, able to present a clear explanation of why and how the applicant will benefit from participation in the training;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Applicants may only submit one application, either for a full feepaying place or for a scholarship place. Scholarships are not intended for participants who can be funded by their own institutions.


Application deadline: 30/04/2022 – 23:45 CET


Who should attend

  • Representatives of local and national public authorities with an interest on migration and mobility
  • Professionals working in international organisations and NGOs in the field of migration and mobility
  • Young researchers on migration, mobility, and transnational governance
  • Consultants working on the management of human mobility
  • Journalists and communication professionals who want to learn more about migration and mobility
  • Individuals aiming to acquire public policy and research skills in the field of migration and mobility


Speakers & Trainers

Mehari Taddele Maru (Part-Time Professor and academic coordinator of the Young African Leaders Programme at School of Transnational Governance  and Migration Policy Centre)

Other speakers & trainers will be confirmed at later stage Themes / Areas  Transnational Governance Migration Regional Governance



Lorenzo Piccoli