E-learning on governing labour migration and coherence with employment policies

Governing Labour Migration and Coherence with Employment Policies

E-learning on governing labour migration and coherence with employment policies

20 February–31 March 2023
The course is available in English, Français
Key features
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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. 

INTEGRATED E-LEARNING

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.

THREE PHASES

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

PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING

Practitioners from different parts of the world and different background will join the e-learning to share with participants their concrete experience and actions on how establishing fair recruitment practices.

Introduction to the course

The growing impact of migration on the world of work is testing current migration management systems. There is an emerging concern for the need to better coordinate migration and labour migration policies with those of employment, education and training. This requires cooperation between national education and labour ministries and with other ministries that have responsibility for migration policy, as well as their counterparts across borders. This online training will build and strengthen the capacities of practitioners and policymakers to design and implement labour migration policies by giving access to tools and instruments for evidence-based policymaking on labour migration, and ensuring policy coherence. The training will offer an innovative e-learning platform for open dialogue between participants from various ministries, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations and other relevant stakeholders, enabling them to build their capacity and skills in promoting policy coherence at national and regional level with regard to labour migration. This specialized course will enable you to join a virtual global network of labour migration practitioners flexibly and without needing to travel.

Who attends this course?

The course is designed in particular for officials and practitioners from ministries dealing with migration and from ministries of labour, representatives of employers and workers' organizations, staff of RECs and international organizations. Participants should hold positions that involve them in decision-making directly or in an advisory capacity and are interested in applying the ILO guidelines and approach to fair and effective governance of labour migration.

Prove your skills with a Diploma

This course is part of one Diploma programme:

What will I be able to do?

The course is timely given that many countries are embarking on the development of their national migration or labour migration polices. In addition, there is a worldwide push to move towards coherent and evidence based policy-making.

 

The objectives of the course are the following:

  • Building the capacities of key stakeholders dealing with labour migration in developing fair and effective labour migration governance frameworks, institutions and services to protect migrant workers
  • Understanding of the impact of, and the dynamics associated with labour migration and to manage and regulate labour migration in a manner that is beneficial to the national labour market (whether country of origin or destination), as well as to the migrants themselves
  • Empowering participants to successfully contribute to their respective countries’/ organizations’ policies while having a direct impact on how policies are developed and implemented
  • Analysing approach taken by both countries of origin and destination in the coherence between their employment and migration policies through case studies
  • Providing tools to better develop and implement labour migration policies.
What will I learn?

This course is based on ILO standards and guidelines on labour migration

 

AN INTRODUCTORY MODULE AND CONTEXT

 

Key concepts, definition and dynamics related to labour migration, the importance of access to decent work for migrant workers and impact of labour migration on labour markets for both origin and destination

 

MODULE 1: ENSURING FAIR AND EFFECTIVE LABOUR MIGRATION GOVERNANCE

 

  • The policy making process for developing a national labour migration policy
  • Ensuring a participatory approach through consultation and social dialogue
  • Adopting a rights-based approach to labour migration
  • Regional and international cooperation and harmonization of labour migration policies
  • Good practices on governance of labour migration
  • Impact of COVID-19 in the governance of labour migration
  • Implementing labour migration policies: Coordination mechanisms
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of labour migration policies

 

MODULE 2: PROMOTING COHERENCE BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR MIGRATION POLICIE

 

  • Defining policy coherence
  • The policy coherence cycle
  • Policy coherence stakeholders in employment, education/training and labour migration
  • Main intersectional issues in policy coherence
  • Good practices on coherence
  • Guidelines on promoting coherence among employment, education/training and labour migration policies

 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED DURING THE COURSE / FOLLOW UP:

 

  • Group work / simulation exercise
  • Provision of practical tools such as:
  • Labour migration template
  • Policy development /implementation checklist
  • Reflection on how applying the learning in the context of COVID-19?
How?

The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the ITCILO e-Campus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks, from 14 February to 25 March, for an estimated 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases:

 

The course is broken down into three phases:

  • Flexible learning (asynchronous): self-guided online learning on e-campus, forum of discussion facilitated by experts and assessment throughout the different phases of the course.
  • ‘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 (asynchronous): Individual assignment applying the teachings acquired during the course

 

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

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.

What will I be required to do during the course?

The course is offered in English and French. 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 or French;
  • the availability to dedicate per week between 5-10 hours to the course.
How to apply?

Interested candidates should register on-line through this link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/ DST/A9714776/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 31 January 2022

Costs and payment

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

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