Welcome to the Call to Local Action for Migrant and Refugees space for learning. In order to create a stronger, people-centred narrative on migration and displacement governance, it is important to empower and help develop the capacities of various stakeholders at the local level to implement pragmatic and principled actions.

Massive Online Open Course

Discover our Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on “Localizing the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees - Territorial Action on Human Mobility”

In this online course, you will learn about the role of local and regional governments in managing migration, about their actions, and their contribution to global agendas. Podcasts, animated videos, games, and questionnaires will guide you through the different modules of this course.

  • Chapter 1 provides a general introduction to the topic of local migration governance and refugee protection. 
  • Chapter 2 showcases concrete actions local and regional governments can and are implementing to address human mobility. 

  • Chapter 3 connects these actions to global agendas, and introduces the Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees, and how your own city or region can contribute to it.

  • Time: 3 hours (1 hour per module)

  • Languages: EN, SP, FR

  • Certificate available upon completion of all 4 modules, assessments and games.

The MOOC is developed by UCLG as part of the Mayors Mechanism (GFMD), steered by UCLG, MMC and IOM, in partnership with UNHCR, MC2CM, ICMPD and UN-Habitat.

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Peer learning sessions 

The Mayors Mechanism periodically organises peer learning events for local and regional government officials.

Stay tuned for more information.