Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Participants will exchange experiences, challenges and good practices and learn from practitioners working on migration narratives in different parts of the world.
An action-oriented, highly participative approach including global conversations and examples from local situations. Participants will identify ways to advance public debates on labour migration in their respective countries.
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.
Labour migration is a global reality and every country in the world is, to varying degrees, affected by cross-border labour mobility. While human migration is not a new phenomenon, migration-related debates have been gaining importance over the past decade, fuelled notably by political discourse. In many countries, these debates have been heated, mixing diverse realities and leading to a sense of confusion or cacophony. In some cases, anti-migrant rhetoric has been documented, foreigners alternatively being accused of “stealing jobs”, “draining public resources” or “generating insecurity”.
Media is instrumental in informing the general public about the positive impact of labour migration on societies, as well as influence policymaking to improve the living and working conditions of migrant workers, refugees and their families. If well informed, media and communication professionals can become the VOICE of migrant workers and refugees in denouncing the exploitations they can face, but also highlighting the positive contribution they made in both countries of origin and destination.
This new online course has the objective to empower communication professionals, media, policymakers, and practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and ethical understanding necessary to navigate the intricate landscape of labour migration and mobility communication. Participants will dissect current dominant narratives, explore strategies to engage with their audiences, and draft practical roadmaps to integrate the learnings from the activity in their communication efforts.
By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to critically analyze prevailing narratives, counter misinformation, and communicate labour migration and mobility topics responsibly, sensitively, and effectively.
The course is designed for officials and practitioners committed to better communicate labour migration. It is specially geared towards equipping communication officers, public information officers and journalists with concrete skills but can be of interest for anyone involved in drafting, overseeing, or implementing a communication strategy.
This course is based the ILO media engagement on labour migration.
AN INTRODUCTORY MODULE AND CONTEXT
State of play of labour migration communication highlighting good practices, common mistakes, general constraints. The introduction will also discuss labour migration communication within the broader field of migration communication.
MODULE 1: CONCRETE SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY AND RESPONSIBLY ON LABOUR MIGRATION
MODULE 2: DEVELOPING A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
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This comprehensive journey spans flexible and real-time phases, culminating in a Certificate of Achievement.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks, for an estimated total of 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
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The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.
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
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English.
The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
Interested candidates should register on-line at the link above. Selection will be based on the following criteria: