Migration Academy – training platform on migration management

Migration is becoming one of the key challenges of our era and one of the most important factors shaping the future. In the face of this phenomenon, it is essential to raise the competences of representatives of all sectors – including, in particular, the non-governmental sector. The Migration Academy, a training platform created by the Migration Consortium, is the answer to this need.

About the platform’s initiators

The consortium has been active since 2017. In 2021, the organisation became involved in the co-founding of the Granica group, and since 2022 it has focused on assisting refugees from Ukraine.

The Migration Consortium is a democratic collaborative platform that coordinates the activities of the nine organisations that comprise it. This allows for a fuller use of the resources available in each of them and the sharing of knowledge with other actors. The Consortium’s activities include:

  • counselling and support for migrants (legal, psychological, social, vocational);
  • integration and information activities for Polish women and men, and migrants;
  • Polish language courses;
  • monitoring the social and political situation regarding migration;
  • developing visionary and strategic policy documents.

Migration Academy – a platform with courses on migration management

We are now faced with an urgent need to find solutions to provide support and protection to refugees and migrants. This task is extremely difficult, especially given the lack of a coherent national integration policy and the limited resources and capacities of local authorities. There is a need to develop effective strategies that guarantee decent living conditions for all residents of local communities, regardless of their migration status, whether they are existing residents or new arrivals.

The Migration Academy represents an innovative tool that serves as a source of knowledge and competencies in the area of managing migration processes. The main beneficiaries of the project are local authorities, activists involved in refugee and migrant issues, as well as NGOs operating at the local level. The platform provides educational materials and expertise on the integration of people who have experienced migration and refugees in Poland.

The Migration Academy aims to develop the competencies needed to work in the area of migrant integration, especially in the context of the conflict in Ukraine, its long-term consequences and future migration and integration challenges, creating a space that will provide support and establish partnerships to take joint action for refugees and migrants at the local level. The platform currently offers courses in four key areas of work in migration management: psychology, law, integration, education.

“Migrostacja – not only scientific talks on migration”

The two seasons of the Migrostacja podcast (recorded from 2021 to 2023) produced 13 episodes in which specialists and experts discuss various aspects of migration. These conversations cover both general and topical issues related to migration movements and the situation of migrants in Poland and around the world.

Topics of discussion include:

  • significant moments in global mobility;
  • the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border;
  • Polish migration policy;
  • the role of the state in migration processes;
  • the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on migration from Ukraine to Poland;
  • the impact of Brexit on migration flows;
  • the situation of refugees from Ukraine in Poland;
  • migration related to environmental issues;
  • the situation of the Roma population in Poland;
  • migration to large cities.

Let’s develop our competences online!

In the digital age, for many busy professionals operating in a rapidly changing environment, online platforms are becoming an indispensable tool in improving competences. As a response to the challenges of our time, the Migration Academy is not only a source of knowledge about migration, but also a space for networking and partnership. Let us engage in a process of learning and action to better support local communities and people who have experienced migration and exile. With the tools of open access to knowledge, we can nurture a better future for all.