In 2019, there were 169 million international migrant workers in the world and they constituted
4.9 per cent of the global labour force in the destination countries (ILO, 2021). The majority of people leaving their home countries are migrating for work and almost of half of them are women. The contribution of these migrant workers to the world economy is undeniable, yet many work in some of the worst conditions, with no access to social protection and denied their labour rights.
With its mandate on all labour issues, the ILO has built up a wealth of knowledge on migration for employment, in terms of both original research and the rich experience of its Members
- governments, employers and trade unions - in dealing with migrant workers. Drawing on these unique resources, this online course offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of international labour standards protecting migrant workers and the ILO’s efforts to protect migrant workers through a rights-based approach.
The course is organized into three main technical blocks:
An innovative e-learning experience combining self-paced modules, webinars and discussions, case studies, forum debates, and group work using up-to- date learning methods and technologies. The course is concludes with an individual final assignment.
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.
International migration is primarily a labour market, employment and decent work issue. The challenge is to govern migration in such a way that it can serve as a force for growth and prosperity in both origin and destination countries, while protecting and benefiting migrant workers themselves. The rights-based approach to migration is based on international human rights law and should underpin all migration policies: under international human rights law (all nine human rights treaties), all migrants are entitled to the respect, protection, and full enjoyment of their human rights, regardless of their migration status. Legal instruments, such as the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (1990), ILO conventions (No. 97 migration for employment, 143 on migrant workers, 189 on decent work for domestic workers) and recommendations (R202 on social protection floors, or on the informal economy R204), as well as international law such as refugee, labour, humanitarian and other law, protect and promote the rights of migrants and refugees. This course examines trends in international labour migration, its impacts on origin and destination countries, and conditions of work experienced by migrant workers. The course also explores how standards can be used in the formulation and implementation of migration policies and practices. However, conventions related to labour migration, for example, have lower rates of ratification, and actual implementation of these rights remains a challenge in most countries.
The course is designed for:
This course is divided into three blocks focusing on the following core elements:
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
Upon completion of the course, participants will have:
The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.
This course is part of one Diploma programme:
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 28 March to 6 May 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.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
The cost of participation is 965 EUR and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.