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Florence School of Transnational Governance

Migration Policy Centre

Effective Migration Management: Putting Policy into Action

Programme Start Date



9/10/2023 - 11/10/2023

Delivery mode



Badia Fiesolana


1.400 €

Discount options available

See the fees section

Application Deadline

15/09/2023 - 23:59 CEST

Past training, registrations closed.

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Programme Description

Migration management remains one of the most divisive issues in the political agenda, both in the EU and internationally. In its 3rd edition, this Executive Training course aims at developing and strengthening skills that pertain to managing the entry and presence of foreigners within the borders of the State and the protection of refugees and others in need of protection. This training will provide officers and practitioners working in the field of migration with a holistic approach, looking at the issue of migration management from different perspectives and across different themes in order to share knowledge and upgrade key expertise.

Throughout this course, the different stages of migration management will be examined: issue framing, decision-making, implementation, and monitoring. Insights from migration theory and empirical research will be combined with knowledge about challenges and opportunities arising from political processes, and practical perspectives that occur at the operational level, offering a unique setting to develop a deeper understanding of migration, both in its theoretical subtleties and as a very practical subject.

By the end of the training participants will have developed a sophisticated understanding of the complexities, trade-offs, and ethical issues that pertain to the governance of migration at a regional, European, and international level. They will also be able to use original findings from cross-cutting research and network with a broad range of key stakeholders in the field of migration management.

For a detailed schedule and an overview of learning activities please consult the tentative programme agenda. Please note that all times in the agenda are in Central European Summer Time.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Shift perspectives and effectively construct a holistic approach to migration management;
  • Define the dynamics of different policy pillars and policy stages and to identify the interlinkages between these different policy pillars and stages;
  • Incorporate insights about dynamics of migration and migration governance into policy design and practice;
  • Comprehend migration policy objectives, potential, and limitations in order to put policy into action.

Learning methods

  • Knowledge transfer sessions led by accomplished practitioners and academics;
  • Combination of theoretical approaches, case studies, and simulated activities;
  • Active exchange in interactive training sessions and group work;
  • Peer-learning setting with professionals with different backgrounds and roles in migration management.

Who should attend

  • Migration officers / civil servants working on migration and asylum policy;
  • Political consultants working on migration management;
  • Professionals working in international organisations and NGOs in the field of migration, asylum, and refugee protection;
  • Journalists and communication professionals who want to learn more about migration, asylum, and refugee protection;
  • Academics or other individuals aiming to acquire migration management skills.

Information for applicants

  • The training course will take place in a fully residential mode on 9, 10 & 11 October 2023. Selected applicants will be expected to be present on the EUI campus in Florence, Italy on the days of the training;
  • The lunches and coffee breaks during the residential part of the programme, as well as social activities will be provided from the EUI. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation. Our events team can assist you in finding the best options for stay in the city;
  • The programme will include approximately 17 hours of in-session training;
  • Participants will be enrolled to our Virtual Learning Environment (Brightspace) in order to access the materials of the course. Some pre-training readings might be necessary.


  • Portrait picture of Andrew Geddes

    Andrew Geddes

    Full-time Professor

    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

  • Portrait picture of Lorenzo Piccoli

    Lorenzo Piccoli

    Research Fellow

    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

  • Portrait picture of Giulio Di Blasi

    Giulio Di Blasi

    Vice President of Global Partnerships

    Pathways International

  • Portrait picture of Martin Ruhs

    Martin Ruhs

    Full-time Professor

    Director of Research

    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

  • Portrait picture of James Dennison

    James Dennison

    Part-time Professor

    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

  • Portrait picture of Mehari Taddele Maru

    Mehari Taddele Maru

    Part-time Professor

    Florence School of Transnational Governance

  • Portrait picture of Chiara Cardoletti

    Chiara Cardoletti

    Representative of the UN Refugee Agency to Italy, The Holy See, and San Marino

  • Portrait picture of Olivia Sundberg

    Olivia Sundberg

    EU Advocate on Migration and Asylum

    Amnesty International

  • Portrait picture of Nassim Majidi

    Nassim Majidi

    Co-Founder and Executive Director of Research and Policy, Migration & Displacement Pillar, Samuel Hall


Fee 1.400 €

Early bird and groups 1.260 € [ -10%]

Affiliation price 1.190 € [ -15%]

Early bird and groups

The Early-Bird discount (10%) is applicable for registrations by 02 July 2023 - 23:59 CEST. The same discount is applicable for groups (more than three people).

Affiliation price

The affiliation discount (15%) applies to NGO staff, national civil servants and EU officials (from EU institutions and bodies), international organisations, as well as EUI alumni, and former paying participants of STG courses.

ETGN price

The course is eligible to be taken as part of the "Executive Certificate in European and Transnational Governance" with 20% discount on the total fee. Find out more.

We encourage early registrations for this course as places are given on a rolling basis.
More information about the cancellation policy applicable to this course.

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