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Migration and Local Governance

When: 4-8 March, 2019
Apply by: 21 January, 2019
Where: The Hague, The Netherlands

The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record. According to the latest figures of UNHCR, an estimated 68.5 million people worldwide have been forced to leave their homes. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees. Local governments are at the forefront of the response to these developments, providing essential services, and developing innovative solutions to complex and rapidly changing circumstances.

This one-week course will explore the role of local authorities in receiving and integrating refugees. It will address several dilemmas confronting local authorities, including how to mainstream the specific needs of migrants and refugees in local development planning, and how to boost economic opportunities and the delivery of inclusive services (i.e. health care, education, waste management).

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