Training: International Migration Determinants, Effects, & Governance
Tunisia, 9-13 March 2020

DATE
from:09-03-2020
to:13-03-2020
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mpc@eui.eu

 

Introduction

This five-day training course covers fundamental theories, concepts, institutional and legal frameworks related to international immigration. The training sessions will cover different types of migration (forced and voluntary) addressing five core issues of international immigration and its regulation: 1) migration dynamics and governance frameworks; 2) migration data; 3) human rights and legal norms in the domain of international migration and refugee protection; 4) socio-economic effects of immigration; and 5) public attitudes to immigration and ethno-cultural diversity.

Teaching Methods

The training will employ a variety of teaching methods and strategies to encourage active participation, collective problem solving and the dissemination of information relevant to participants’ professional concerns and challenges. The training methods include:

  • Sessions led by academic experts: Arab/regional experts as well as European experts to combine different insights and perspectives, and the latest research with contextual regional, and country specific analyses
  • Peer learning through group work, discussions and exchange among participants
  • Insights from practitioners involved in policy work
  • Applied, practical sessions
  • Translation from French/English into Arabic will be provided

Lectures and workshops

 
Agenda
 

Monday, March 9: Migration and its Governance

 
9.00-9.10 Welcome of participants by EUI and MPC
Session 1. 9.10-10.40 am: Interactive Introduction to Migration Governance

Ali Belhaj
Training Language: Arabic

10.30-11.00 Break
 
Session 2, 11.00-13.00: Key migration developments, dynamics and frameworks of migration governance
Rainer Münz
Training Language: French

13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
 
Session 3, 14.00-16.00: International cooperation on migration
Rainer Münz
Training Language: French

16.00-16.30 Break
 
Session 4, 16.30-17.30: Interactive group work: Designing institutional migration arrangements
Ali Belhaj
Training Language: Arabic

 

Tuesday, March 10: Migration Data & Policy making

 
Session 1, 9.00-11.00: Transforming data into scientific evidence for policy makers
Rainer Münz & Friedrich Poeschel
Training Language: French

11.00-11.30 Break
 
Session 2, 11.30-13.30: The complexity of immigration data
Friedrich Poeschel
Training Language: French

13.30-15.00 Lunch Break
 
Session 3, 15.00-17.00: Practical data session
Friedrich Poeschel
Training Language: French

 

Wednesday, March 11: Human Rights, Refugee Protection & Smuggling

 
Session 1, 9.00-11.00: International Migration Law & Refugee Protection: Role and Scope of Human Rights
Sergio Carrera
Training Language: English

11.00-11.30 Break
 
Session 2, 11.30-13.30: Refugee Protection & the Non-Refoulement Principle – Practical Case Study
Sergio Carrera
Training Language: English

13.30-15.00 Lunch Break
 
Session 3, 15.00-15:30: Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings – International and Regional Standards
Sergio Carrera
Training Language: English

Session 4, 15.30-17:30: Human Smuggling in Tunisia and Libya & Practical Case Study
Sergio Carrera and Gabriella Sanchez
Training Language: English

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020: Socio-economic Impacts & Opportunities of Migration/Immigrant Integration

 
Session 1, 9.00-11.00: Immigrant integration
Hassan Boubakri
Training Language: Arabic

11.00-11.30 Break
 
Session 2, 11.30-13.30: Development and immigration
Hassan Boubakri
Training Language: Arabic

13.30-15.00 Lunch Break
 
Session 3, 15.00-17.00: Group work: Harnessing Migration
Hassan Boubakri
Training Language: Arabic

 

Friday, March 13: Attitudes to Migration

 
Session 1, 9.00-11.00: Public attitudes to migration & underlying dynamics
Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Training Language: French

11.00-11.30 Break
 
Session 2, 11.30-13.30: Practical data session
Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Training Language: French

13.30-15.00 Lunch Break
 
Session 3, 15.00-16.30: Training debriefing
Leila Hadj-Abdou (EUI) & Brahim El Mouaatamid (ICMPD)
Training Language: Arabic

 

Trainers Biographies

Ali BELHAJ is university lecturer at the National Institute of Labour and Social Science (INTES) in Tunis. He also held the position as Director General, National Migration Observatory, Tunisia

Hassan BOUBAKRI is Professor of Geography at the University of Sousse and President of the Tunis Center for Migration and Asylum (CeTuMA).

Sergio CARRERA is Part-Time Professor at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI). He is also Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. Sergio is Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po (France). He holds two honorary academic posts: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law in Maastricht University (The Netherlands); and Honorary Industry Professor at the School of Law in Queen Mary University of London (UK).

Pietro CASTELLI GATTINARA is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research on Extremism of the University of Oslo. Previously he was a Fellow at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore. He is specialized on the far right, and migration politics and mobilization against and pro-migration in Europe.

Rainer MÜNZ is adviser on migration to the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC). Prior to joining the EPSC he was Head of Research and Development at Erste Group, a Central European retail bank headquartered in Vienna. He also worked as Senior Fellow at the European think tank Bruegel (Brussels), the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI, Washington DC).

Friedrich POESCHEL is a Visiting Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute. He has six years’ experience working as a migration economist at the OECD in Paris. He has has worked on family migration, labour mobility, migration management, emigration and diasporas. Prior to the OECD, Friedrich worked at the intersection of politics and policy implementation, as an advisor to the board of Germany’s public employment service.

Gabriella SANCHEZ coordinates migrant smuggling research at the Migration Policy Centre. She is an ethnographer interested in the everyday dynamics of irregular migration facilitation. She is the author of Human Smuggling and Border Crossings (Routledge 2016) and co-editor of the 2018 Special Issue on Migrant Smuggling of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Date and Location

The Training will take place between Monday 9 March and Friday 13 March 2019 in Tunis. Participants are expected to arrive in Tunis on Sunday March 8 and leave on Saturday March 13 2019.

This training is closed to external participants.

 

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