This programme favors collaborative learning. Participants are requested to actively contribute to discussions, asking critical questions to fellow participants and to the coaches, commenting on each other’s ideas, and cooperating with others in the completion of the assignments. The course thus makes each participant a consultant to all the others.

Participants are encouraged to work on policy issues and proposals that they can immediately use in their own daily work environment and to discuss those issues that they face in the implementation of their national policies. The assignments thus help to shed light on concrete diaspora issues from the perspectives of different countries and different institutions. They are not just exercises; they contribute to common knowledge creation which is immediately relevant for policy formulation.