On 19-20 March, the Mediterranean City-to-City Migration (MC2CM) project held the first regional peer-learning event of its second phase (2018-2021) on the theme of data challenges at local level. Hosted by the Greater Amman Municipality, the event convened more than 50 city representatives and experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region to discuss the importance of data for urban migration governance, policy development and monitoring, as well as for the promotion of a balanced narrative on migration.
The event saw the presentation of case studies from local authorities and associations of cities demonstrating the need for better data, and featuring innovative ways of retrieving and using data for migration governance. In addition, the Amman Urban Observatory presented their methodology for data collection and analysis, and the value of urban data for strategic planning also with regards to migration. The experience of the Observatory in the framework of the capacity-building project of MC2CM was here highlighted. Participants further discussed the use of data for evaluation and monitoring and explored existing monitoring frameworks, in view of the development of a monitoring tool for the MC2CM Policy Recommendations.
The Mediterranean City-to-City Migration (MC2CM) project brings together experts and cities to contribute to improved migration governance at city level, including migrants’ access to basic services and human rights through its three components: Dialogue, Knowledge and Action. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and UN-Habitat. It will run until 31 March 2021.
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)