School of Transnational Governance

How to Make Better Migration Policies: Human Mobility in the Mediterranean

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Date: 13-15 May 2020

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Corinna Unger, Regina Grafe and Lucy Riall (EUI) 

Deadline: 17 April 2020 

Early bird: 1 March 2020

  Training Programme



The ongoing ‘migration crisis’ in the Mediterranean weighs heavily on European policy-makers, humanitarian organisations, and civil society representatives. Due to political pressures resulting from the immediacy of these situations, reactions are ad-hoc at best, leaving both practitioners and the public feeling frustrated and disheartened.

Studying long-term migration patterns together with contemporary phenomena occurring in the region is crucial to develop successful response strategies to complex migration-related problems.

The broader contextual approach adopted by the Executive Training provides in-depth understanding of the various factors that, together, have given rise to the same problems we face today. 

Developing Tools for Migration Policy Innovation – A practical approach

Participants to the Executive Training will have a unique opportunity to work with original documents from the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) when carrying out case study analyses and scenario building excercises. Hands-on training laboratories combined with world-class academic instruction will provide a dynamic environment for knowledge-sharing and discovery.

After the Executive Training, participants will be able to make informed, more effective decisions, bringing added value to their organisations by improving efficiency in responding to current and future challenges arising from migration in the Mediterranean and beyond.

What you will learn:

  • The analytical skills necessary to develop lasting solutions to current and future problems arising from public perceptions of migration in the Mediterranean;
  • The ability to analyse the complexities of migration phenomena in order to strengthen the so-called migration crisis management approach;
  • The ability to successfully support policy-makers and practitioners in dealing with migration-related communication challenges;
  • How to create a constructive platform for the exchange of experiences and  best practice approaches when responding to the specific migration-related challenges.


Who should attend?

  • Policy-advisors in public administration institutions/authorities; 
  • Senior personnel in social, human, and educational services and in community development organisations;
  • Local government leaders;
  • Journalists, communication and media specialists.


Fees: 1300 Euros

The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees.