Global Forum on the MLC, 2006: Current and future developments

Global Forum on the MLC, 2006: Current and future developments

Global Forum on the MLC, 2006: Current and future developments

15–17 December 2020
The course is available in English

The thee-day global event on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006): current and future developments is the first digital learning initiative aiming at providing a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to analyse and discuss the recent developments and the future perspectives in the context of the MLC, 2006 and the impact of COVID-19 on the maritime sector.

Key features
WEBINARS

on three main key topics

High level international experts

participation

DISCUSSION

on international/national case studies

GROUP WORK

sessions facilitated by e-coaches followed by presentation of key findings

Introduction to the course

The Global Forum will open a dialogue focused on the key aspects related to the implementation of the MLC, 2006 Amendments (2014, 2016 and 2018) and their relevance in the aftermath of the COVID-19. The e-learning event will offer a well-structured update on technical issues and an interactive platform for an open discussion facilitated by international experts on case studies and good practices. The programme is designed to engage participants in immersive debate to discuss the tough challenges. Throughout the programme, innovative digital solutions will allow the participants to step back from their daily professional life and reflect on what the key issues mean in the maritime working environment.

Who attends this course?

Seafarers' and shipowners' representatives; ships' officers and ships operators; officials from Ministries of Labour, Ministries of Transport and other relevant maritime competent and regulatory authorities, maritime inspectors; placement and recruitment agencies; human resources managers in the cruise industry; surveyors from classification societies; trainers of maritime inspectors; officials from UN agencies and EU responsible for maritime related programmes.

Introduction to the global event

The Global Forum will open a dialogue focused on the key aspects related to the implementation of the MLC, 2006 Amendments (2014, 2016 and 2018) and their relevance in the aftermath of the COVID-19.

The e-learning event will offer a well-structured update on technical issues and an interactive platform for an open discussion facilitated by international experts on case studies and good practices.

The programme is designed to engage participants in immersive debate to discuss the tough challenges. Throughout the programme, innovative digital solutions will allow the participants to step back from their daily professional life and reflect on what the key issues mean in the maritime working environment.

Who attends it?
  • Seafarers’ and shipowners’ representatives
  • Officials from Ministries of Labour
  • Ministries of Transport and other relevant maritime competent and regulatory authorities
  • Maritime inspectors
  • Ships’ officers and ships operators
  • Officials from UN agencies and EU responsible for maritime related programmes
What will I gain from the event?

More specifically, the three-day Global Forum will be an opportunity to update knowledge and to facilitate a better understanding on key issues arising in the context of the COVID-19:

  • Taking stock of the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Amendments implementing challenges
  • Assessing the evolving situation of specific issues affecting seafarers and shipowners worldwide due to the impact of COVID-19: Crew change; Seafarers’ welfare (physical and mental health, short leave), access to internet connectivity
  • Enforcing MLC, 2006: good practices and challenges (role of Port State control; role of Committee of Experts; role of ITF Inspectors)
How is the event organized?

The e-learning programme will be interactive and participatory and will be structured as follows:

  • Plenary sessions (tentatively from 13.00 to 14.00 CET) on key topics with the involvement of international experts

  • Group works including interactive discussions on case studies, facilitated by e-coaches, followed by presentation of key findings (schedule will be arranged according to the time-zone of each geographic group)

  • Wrap up (30 minutes)

Requirements for a profitable participation

The event is offered in English through the Zoom platform.

A good command of the working language is required as well as a good internet connection.

Certification

On completion of the Global Forum, participants will receive a certificate of attendance issued by the International Training Centre of the ILO.

Are there any fellowships?

A very limited number of fellowships are available to qualified candidates coming from eligible countries.

As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO activities.

Withdrawl, cancellation policy, and refunds for open courses

If an enrolled participant wishes or must withdraw from a course, they may choose to apply to a different course or be substituted by another candidate. The participant must notify the Centre, in writing, of their decision at least 14 days prior to the start date of the course. Cancellation of participation in regular courses will result in the following penalties:

  • 14 days or more prior to the start date of the course: No penalty, 100% refund of amount paid less applicable bank charges
  • 8 to 13 days prior to the start date of the course: Penalty of 50% of course price, refund of residual amount paid (if any) less applicable bank charges
  • 7 days or less prior to the start date of the course: Penalty of 100% of course price