Migrants workers who fled the conflict in Libya carry their possessions at the UNCHR tent camp situated several kilometers from the border crossing of Ras Jdir, Tunisia | Photo: EPA/Jim Hollander
Migrants workers who fled the conflict in Libya carry their possessions at the UNCHR tent camp situated several kilometers from the border crossing of Ras Jdir, Tunisia | Photo: EPA/Jim Hollander

The Centre for Development Information and Education (CIES) and the Tunisian Union of Social Solidarity (UTSS) have launched the first training course on "Socio-economic inclusion of migrants." It targets municipalities and civil society organizations in Tunisia.

The first training course on "Socio-economic inclusion of migrants," targeting municipalities and civil society organizations in Tunisia, will be launched today (June 16) by the Centre for Development Information and Education (CIES) Tunisia section and the Tunisian Union of Social Solidarity (UTSS). The project is a collaboration with the municipalities of La Marsa Raoued.

The project seeks to establish a mechanism that promotes access to rights for migrants through training courses for managers and elected officials of both municipalities. It also seeks to create a counter and instruments for reception, mediation, information and guidance for migrants, according to a report by Tap news agency.

25 participants among executives and elected officials

According to a press release, the representatives and staff of the municipalities hope to benefit from greater expertise and instruments in the field of inclusion to help the city provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

The course is dedicated to a group of 25 participants that included executives and elected officials of the municipalities of Raoued and La Marsa who work in the field of migration and socio-economic inclusion of migrants.

Representatives of the Association for Leadership and Development in Africa (ALDA), the Association of African Students and Trainees in Tunisia (AESAT) as well as members of local civil society associations active on migration issues are also participating.

Rights-based system of governance

The initiative aims to establish a rights-based system of governance of urban migration through the promotion of awareness of the migration context in the world. The organizers say that's especially the case in Tunisia, which will, in turn, lead to an assessment of the migration issue in the country, according to the press release.

The training course is part of the I-Migr project, co-financed by the European Union through the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). It is implemented with the collaboration of the International Labour Organization (ILO), as part of its AMEM project, and financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).
 

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