This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Labour Migration Experts and Practitioners. Take the Academy on Labour Migration, three courses out of all eligible courses within a five year period, and complete a capstone project to become part of a global cadre of practitioners and experts with a recognised set of skills in labour migration policy.
The course is organized into two main technical blocks:
An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be used, with particular attention devoted to sharing international experiences with a view to their adaptation and practical application. Particular attention will be paid to the presentation of “good practices” through case studies reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally.
An innovative e-learning experience combining self-paced modules, webinars and discussions, case studies, forum debates, role-play exercises and group work using up-to-date learning methods and technologies.
Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Increasing the potential of BLAs improves the governance of labour migration, promotes and protects the rights of migrant workers, and enhances migration and development linkages . This course aims to reinforce the negotiation skills and techniques of officials involved in the adoption and follow-up of bilateral and/or multilateral agreements.
The course is designed for stakeholders involved in the negotiation of bilateral and regional agreements/MoUs and migration issues, in particular officials dealing with migration policy and/or international relations; policy-planners involved in the conclusion of bilateral labour agreements; practitioners from public institutions and ministries dealing with migration policies and/or international relations; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations.
Recently bilateral labour agreements, such as bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding on labour migration, have gained prominence as tools to facilitate the cross-border movement of workers. While bilateral agreements can play an important role in ensuring that labour rights of migrant workers are protected; in practice, they exhibit a number of shortcomings regarding their design, content, monitoring, implementation and impact. In response to these challenges and opportunities, the ITCILO designed this upcoming course on Negotiating Bilateral Labour Agreements, with a view to increasing the potential of BLAs in improving the governance of labour migration, promoting and protecting the rights of migrant workers, and enhancing migration and development linkages. This course aims to reinforce the negotiation skills and techniques of officials involved in the adoption and follow-up of bilateral and/or multilateral agreements.
Technical content on BLAs and MoU
Technical content on Negotiation skills
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies. Course facilitators are subject matter experts and specialists. Training delivery includes online and tutor based learning opportunities. Participants exchange knowledge and ideas on existing good practices.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the e-Campus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 14 June to 23 July 2021, for an estimated 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases:
Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The passing grade is 60/100