MIGRANTS is a project funded by the Erasmus + program for capacity building in the field of higher education. The main objective of the project is to improve the quality of Tunisian higher education and enhance its relevance for the labor market and society in order to support its capacities in local, international cooperation and global partnerships for safe, orderly and regular migration, in line with national priorities, policies, action plans and strategies, through a whole-of-government and whole-of society approach.
The Project aims at developing a new Joint Master Degree in “Migration Studies: Governance, Policies and Cultures” between three Tunisian Partner Universities and intends to improve the Tunisian teaching staff’s capabilities by a comprehensive program of training, job shadowing, coaching and mentoring activities. Both the Master program and the training activities for professors and students are conceived so as to provide an interdisciplinary and multidimensional overview and approach to migration.
A specific attention is paid to the creation of a Mediterranean network of civil society organizations having a proven expertise on migration and the promotion of human rights. These CSOs play a key role in orientating the contents of the Joint Master’s Degree, strengthening the competences of professors and students on migration-related issues as well as facilitating the access to the labor market for the graduates of the Master in “Migration Studies”. Moreover, this networking action aims at facilitating and strengthening the collaboration between academia and civil society to promote a better management of migration flows, in full respect of human rights.