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19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families

19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families

Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families

Course Information

19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011105

English

Deadline: 19 February 2018

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Although the 150 million migrant workers, out of the 244 million international migrants worldwide, contribute fully to the economies of their host and home countries, migrant workers are among the most excluded from even basic coverage by social protection instruments and schemes, in particular undocumented migrant workers. They risk losing entitlements to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence and, at the same time, may encounter restrictive conditions under the social security system of the host country.This course will focus on the different unilateral and bilateral measures which exist to extend social protection to migrant workers as well as refugees and their families, both in their countries of destination and origin.

Description

Description

Although the 150 million migrant workers, out of the 244 million international migrants worldwide, contribute fully to the economies of their host and home countries, migrant workers are among the most excluded from even basic coverage by social protection instruments and schemes, in particular undocumented migrant workers. They risk losing entitlements to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence and, at the same time, may encounter restrictive conditions under the social security system of the host country.This course will focus on the different unilateral and bilateral measures which exist to extend social protection to migrant workers as well as refugees and their families, both in their countries of destination and origin.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for officials and practitioners committed to extending social protection to migrants workers and refugees with multilateral, bilateral and unilateral measures. More specifically: (1) managers, planners, advisers and professionals working in social security institutions, (2) policy planners and officials from key ministries responsible for migration and/or social protection, (3) representatives of social partners involved in the governance of migration and/or social security institutions and (4) practitioners and consultants of UN agencies working on social protection and/or migration.

Objectives

Objectives

The objectives of the course are the following:

  •  Understand the issues and opportunities related to the extension of social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families
  •  Appreciate the international legal framework covering migrant workers and refugees
  •  Analyze the different measures existing to extend social protection to migrant workers and refugees (including multilateral, bilateral agreements and unilateral measures in both countries of origin and destination)
  • Examine the specific challenges faced by certain groups in order to access to social protection (such as domestic workers, temporary migrant workers, irregular migrants, refugees)
  • Explore and analyze how to extend social protection to migrants and refugees based on country experiences/ good practices and lessons learned from various other countries

Content

Content

  • Key issues on access to social protection for migrants
    • Difficulties encountered by migrant workers in accessing social protection benefits
    • Basic principles for the protection of social security rights of migrant workers
  • International legal framework providing access to social protection to migrant workers and refugees
  • The role of multilateral and bilateral social security agreements
  • Social protection in the negotiation of bilateral labour agreements (BLA) and Memoradum of Understanding (MoU)
  •  Unilateral measures extending social protection to migrant workers and refugees
  • Facilitating access to health for migrant workers and refugees
  • Extending social protection to vulnerable groups (domestic workers, irregular migrant workers, temporary migrant workers, refugees)

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course will use the Turin learning approach which is organized in three phases:

 

 

 

 

 

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be organised and given in English without interpretation 

How to apply

How to apply

Applications should be supported by a curriculum vitae and nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed. Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required for issue is at least four weeks on average.

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.

You can apply directly on-line by clicking here

Applications to participate in the workshop should be addressed not later than 19 February 2018.

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.

Training cost

Training cost

he total cost of participation in the course, is EUR 2,215 and should be paid in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring institution by bank transfer to:


Account no. 560002
Bank: Intesa San Paolo Ag. 523
IBAN: IT96 G 03069 09214 100000560002
BIC: BCITITMM


Address: Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin, Italy


Note: On the bank form, kindly state your name (Extending Social Protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families) and the course code (A9011105)

Participants will be provided with full board accommodation with private facilities at the ITC/ILO Campus, routine medical care and medical insurance, use of computer and internet facilities.

The price indicated does not include travel costs between participants’ home and the course venue. The cost of passports, visas, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized stopovers are not reimbursed.

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult our policy on "how to apply"

 

Your stay on ITCILO Campus

Your stay on ITCILO Campus

Located in an attractive park on the banks of the River Po, the Centre’s campus provides a congenial environment in which to live and study.

It contains 21 pavilions with fully equipped modern classrooms, conference halls and meeting rooms fitted out for multilingual simultaneous interpretation, a computer laboratory, and a computerized documentation centre linked to various data banks.

The campus has 287 study/bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, telephones and cable television. It also has:

• a reception desk open 24 hours a day;

• a restaurant, a self-service canteen and a coffee lounge, all catering for international dietary needs;

• a bank;

• a travel agency;

• a laundry service;

• a post office;

• an internet point;

• a recreation room;

• facilities for outdoor and indoor sports;

• an infirmary.

 

 

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

 

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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