E-Learning on Access to Decent Work for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Persons

Access to Decent Work for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Persons

E-Learning on Access to Decent Work for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Persons

28 March–6 May 2022
The course is available in English
Key features

Four substantive modules comprise specific themes, followed by a final synthesizing module


In addition to the conceptual framework and available tools, the course will draw on six case studies from Colombia, Ethiopia, Mexico and Central America, Jordan, South Africa and Turkey


An innovative e-learning experience bringing high-quality tuition on the ILO Guidelines directly to you


Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment

Introduction to the course

Globally, more than 84 million people are forcibly displaced by conflict, violence and human rights violations, overwhelmingly in emerging economies. The wider socio-economic consequences of forced displacement have triggered intense global debates on how to develop appropriate and sustainable policy responses to these challenges, including in a COVID-19 context. The course is based on the ILO’s 2016 Guiding Principles on the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market, ILO standards, other human-rights instruments and existing good practices. This course is for policymakers

and practitioners seeking to design and implement measures to facilitate the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market, and to promote inclusive employment strategies and policies.

Who attends this course?

The course is designed for:

  • Officials from ministries of labour and related institutions, other ministries and government agencies responsible for refugee related policies and programmes
  • Representatives from Employers and Workers’ organizations
  • Staff from humanitarian and development organizations
  • Participants should hold positions directly related to the design and/or implementation of refugee related policies and programmes
  • Academics and researchers.
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This course is part of one Diploma programme:

What topics does this course cover?

This online course provides an overview of different measures that aim to facilitate access to employment for refugees and other forcibly displaced person.

  • Key concepts and dynamics related to forced displacement, as well as the importance and impact of employment on livelihoods and self-reliance
  • International legal and normative frameworks, as well as legislative and administrative conditions and practices governing and enabling access to labour markets
  • Employment policies, strategies, and instruments that enable access to decent work
  • The course in underpinned by a range of national case studies.
What will I learn?

Participants practice promoting short- and long-term strategies and programmes for inclusive employment creation.

  • Understanding the impact of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons on labour markets
  • How human rights law and international labour standards provide decent work and social protection
  • The importance of including host communities in new strategies for employment creation in the formal labour market.
What will I be required to do during the course?

Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English.

The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:

  • The ability to use and access a computer with internet
  • Working knowledge of written English
  • The availability to dedicate per week between 5-10 hours to the course.
What will I be able to do?

By the end of the course, participants address labour market issues and promote employment-based responses to refugee situations.

  • Identify specific challenges and opportunities, including the gender dimension of access to decent work and self-reliance
  • Utilize international human rights and refugee legal frameworks, including fundamental principles and rights at work and the ILO’s 2016 Guiding Principles
  • Propose relevant legal and policy options to improve labour market access at the local and national levels
  • Access tools and methodologies to address the labour market impacts and promote employment-based responses to refugee situations.
Why should I join?
  • 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

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 consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 14 March to 22 April 2022, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases:

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment.
  • “Real time” learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus.
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying ILO Guidelines to the participants organization.

Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement. 

How to apply?

Interested candidates should register on-line through this link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DST/A9714775/en Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Proven work experience in relevant field;
  • Submission of a letter of sponsorship to cover the total course fees. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2022.

The cost of participation is 965 EUR and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.

Co-financed by the Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS)

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