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14 November 2016 - 25 November 2016

Academy on formalisation of the informal economy

14 November 2016 - 25 November 2016

Academy on formalisation of the informal economy

Academy on formalisation of the informal economy

Course Information

14 November 2016 - 25 November 2016

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A909067

French English

Deadline: 14 November 2016

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This is the second time this academy has been run. It offers a worldwide learning platform to all stakeholders to enable them to consolidate their technical knowledge, engage in constructive dialogue and knowledge-sharing and review good practices in the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Participants will choose from a wide range of technical themes including data collection and analysis of informality, policy design and implementation, sectoral formalization policies; formalization of enterprises; and extending social protection to informal workers.

Description

Description

This is the second time this academy has been run. It offers a worldwide learning platform to all stakeholders to enable them to consolidate their technical knowledge, engage in constructive dialogue and knowledge-sharing and review good practices in the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Participants will choose from a wide range of technical themes including data collection and analysis of informality, policy design and implementation, sectoral formalization policies; formalization of enterprises; and extending social protection to informal workers.

Target audience

Target audience

The academy targets managers and policy-makers at various levels from various key public institutions including ministries (labour, finance, planning, social affairs); officials from employers' and workers' organizations; technical staff from associations of workers in the informal economy as well as small business associations; and staff from ILO and other international development partners. A gender-balanced participation is sought.

Objectives

Objectives

The Academy offers a learning platform to all stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue, knowledge sharing, and to review good practices on transition from the informal to the formal economy. The event is an important opportunity to LEARN about the most advanced thinking around concepts and methodologies for reducing informality, to EXCHANGE information on good and bad practices, and to ADAPT lessons learnt to specific country contexts

At the end of the one-week, participants to the Academy will:

1. have a better understanding of the key concepts, terminology and conceptual framework related to informality and transitioning to formality;

2. be able to describe the main characteristics of workers and economic units in the informal economy;

3. be acquainted with elements of the formalization strategies that have been successfully put in place by specific regions or countries;

4. Share experiences, good practices and lessons learned on the design, implementation and evaluation of transitioning policies and strategies in various contexts;

    Format and Methodology

    Format and Methodology

    Participants will be exposed to on-going country case studies that have proven successful in curbing informality, and improving the working conditions of millions of workers and economic units in the informal economy. Such practices range from data collection, and analysis of informality, to integrated policy frameworks for promoting transitioning to formality, sectorial policies addressing one target group where informality is most salient, and to implementing a regulatory framework to extend protection and voice to workers and enterprises in the informal economy.

    The “Academy” format allows for open and broad-based discussions and learning through the plenary sessions that will focus on key issues currently being debated about informality, as well as the opportunity for a modular approach to individual learning needs through elective sessions allowing each participant to build the learning path that is the most relevant to his/her expectations and professional background ( see timetable below)

    Knowledge sharing and national and interregional cross fertilisation between participants will be favoured

    Timetable 

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     Agenda_2016_WEEK 2

    Language requirements

    Language requirements

    The academy is offered in English with interpretation into French. 

    How to apply

    How to apply

    What are the application requirements?

     

    To apply for the Academy, please fill in the on-line registration form (containing CV, personal and professional details and motivation as mandatory fields):

     

    Applicants should complete the online nomination form no later than 31 October 2016.

    Candidates must also provide the following supporting mandatory documents:

    • Official nomination letter from the appointing institution and signed by the candidate’s supervisor (the letter should state the institutional motivation in taking this training opportunity, potential use of knowledge in the professional setting and confirm name and position of the selected delegate);
    • Scanned copy of valid national passport;
    • VISA for Italy, if applicable

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the participants to apply for their visas in time to be able to attend the Academy. If a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.

    For further information please contact 
    informaleconomy@itcilo.org

    As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women candidates are especially welcome.

     

    Costs

    Costs

    The course is fee-paying. The total participation cost of Euro 3,575 includes: tuition fees (Euro 2,225) and subsistence costs (Euro 1,350).

    For additional information regarding payment, cancellations and refund, and general information about visas please consult: http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply

    The ITC-ILO disposes of a limited number of fellowships which may cover part of the subsistence and tuition fees. Please note that these fellowships do not include the international travel. If eligible, early candidates will be given priority.

    Contact

    Contact

    The deadline for application is the 31st of October 2016
    For further information please contact the team at  informaleconomy@itcilo.org

    Tel.: + 39.011.693 6317 / 6522 / 6888

    Tuition cost: 2225

    Subsistence cost: 1350

     

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