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
Bilateral labour agreements (BLAs), such as bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding on labour migration, have recently gained prominence as tools for facilitating the cross-border movement of workers. While bilateral agreements can play an important role in ensuring that the labour rights of migrant workers are protected, in practice they exhibit a number of shortcomings in design, content, monitoring, implementation and impact. In response to these challenges and opportunities, the ITCILO has designed this upcoming course on Negotiating Bilateral Labour Agreements, with a view to increasing the potential of BLAs for improving the governance of labour migration, promoting and protecting the rights of migrant workers, and enhancing migration and development linkages. The aim of the course is to reinforce the negotiating 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."
This course is part of one Diploma programme:
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.
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English and French. 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.
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 13 June to 22 July 2022, 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.
Interested candidates should register on-line through this link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
The deadline for applications is 30 May 2022
The cost of participation is 965 EUR and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.