Course: Local Solutions for Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (The Hague Academy for Local Governance)
The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record. Local governments are at the forefront of the response to these developments. They often have to take measures before national governments develop and adapt policies. Local authorities provide essential services and develop innovative solutions to the complex and rapidly changing circumstances resulting from the influx of displaced populations.
The course will explore the role of local authorities in receiving and integrating migrants, including asylum seekers and refugees. Among the topics discussed will be mainstreaming the specific needs of migrants and refugees in local development planning, boosting economic opportunities and maintaining the delivery of inclusive services to both migrants and host communities.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of local authorities in managing large movements of refugees and migrants;
- Discuss the linkages between local migration challenges, the national context, and global trends as well as legal and institutional frameworks;
- Recognise the importance of investing in social cohesion in all aspects of the local response to migration and displacement;
- Describe different approaches to support local authorities in planning for migration and displacement;
- Develop approaches to strengthen service delivery in an inclusive manner;
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