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18 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

Academy on Labour Migration

18 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

Academy on Labour Migration

Academy on Labour Migration

Course Information

18 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

English - Spanish

Panama City

Code: A9511123

English Spanish

Deadline: 02 May 2018

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Today there are an estimated 244 million international migrants around the world, the majority of whom are migrant workers. Globalization, demographic shifts, conflicts, income inequalities and climate change will encourage ever more people to cross borders in search of employment and security. Yet, the migration process entails complex challenges in terms of governance, migrant workers' protection, migration and development linkages and international cooperation. The Academy on Labour Migration (LMA) offers participants a unique opportunity to benefit from a diversified training package, exploring fair and effective labour migration governance, linkages between migration and sustainable development, and instruments and mechanisms for protecting migrants' and their families' rights. Participants will tailor their own two-week course by choosing from several electives, and will benefit from an innovative and dynamic learning environment.

Presentation of the LMA at a glance

Presentation of the LMA at a glance

Have a look at the following video to know more about the target audience, the objectives, the content and the methodology of the course:

 

  

Click here to download the flyer of the course in English with additional information .

 

Objectives

Objectives

The LMA aims at providing advanced knowledge and enhancing the capacity of key migration actors to better understand labour migration challenges and opportunities in a changing political, economic and social context.

It covers a wide range of labour migration cross-cutting themes, such as the protection of men and women migrant workers, fair and effective labour migration governance, and linkages between migration and sustainable development. At the end of the LMA, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and address key issues and policies regarding labour migration at the global and regional level, and also from a gender perspective;
  • Promote migration-development linkages and rights-based approaches to labour migration policies and programmes at national, regional and international levels; 
  • Recognize the pivotal role of social dialogue and key world-of-work actors (representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations) in the development of labour migration policy, and in resolving critical issues relating to labour migration;
  • Analyze and use International Labour Standards and ILO and United Nations supervisory mechanisms and procedures for protecting migrant workers’ human rights, including labour rights;
  • Deepen and master the “Decent Work” approach for migrants and refugees.

Target Audience

Target Audience

The LMA is aimed at the following groups:

  • Policy planners and officials from various governmental institutions and agencies involved in labour migration
  • Representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations handling labour migration matters
  • Staff of NGOs and civil society organizations, and activists working with migrant workers at the grass-roots level
  • Representatives of diaspora and migrants’ associations
  • Staff of international development agencies and regional economic communities
  • Researchers and academics working on labour migration issues
  • Journalists and media workers 

Contents

Contents

The LMA’s content will draw upon the ILO Agenda on Fair Migration and other key outcomes, such as the Conclusions of the International Labour Conference general discussion on labour migration held in June 2017, the Conclusions of the Tripartite Technical Meeting on Labour Migration held in November 2013, the ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration 2006, and the 2004 International Labour Conference plan of action for migrant workers. The Guiding Principles on Access of Refugees and other Forcibly Displaced Persons to the Labour Market, adopted by the Tripartite Technical Meeting in July 2016 and the Principles and Operational Guidelines on Fair Recruitment, adopted by the Tripartite Meeting of Experts in September 2016, are also important and relevant recent sources. 

While there will inevitably be some overlap between the content of the daily plenary forum and the elective courses – as well as some overlap in the content of the elective courses – the objective of the latter is to investigate the topics under discussion in considerably more detail.

As an indication of the kind of issues covered by the LMA, examples of possible plenary sessions and elective courses, based also on those offered in past editions, are provided below. The selection of elective courses will depend on the profi le of the registered participants.

 

DAILY PLENARY FORUM

  • Impact of demographic trends on migration and labour markets at global and regional level
  • Adopting a rights-based approach to migration: human rights, including labour rights, at the global and regional levels, of migrant workers and their families
  • Global and regional labour migration trends and driving forces, including South-South movements
  • Global initiatives on migration (such as the Global Compact), including ILO initiatives such as the Fair Migration Agenda and the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative
  • Migration in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Migration in crisis situations
  • International and regional modalities in the governance of labour migration and labour mobility
  • Future migration scenarios
  • National and regional experiences highlighting labour migration good practices around the world

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

(selected among the 3 thematic areas) 

Fair and effective governance of labour migration Protection of migrant workers Migration and sustainable development
  • Coordination, coherence and cooperation between government institutions and other agencies dealing with labour migration
  • Negotiating bilateral labour migration agreements
  • Regional integration processes and labour mobility
  • Reinforcing tripartism and social dialogue in the governance of labour migration
  • Labour migration and statistics
  • Reducing labour migration costs and instituting fair recruitment processes
  • Assessing labour market shortages and the need for migrant workers
  • Skills portability/recognition and labour migration
  • Access to the labour market and labour mobility for refugees
  • Strengthening the linkages between employment and labour migration policies

  • Extending the social protection of migrant workers and their families
  • Anti-discrimination and equality of treatment policies and social integration
  • Preventing abusive migration practices: irregular migration, smuggling, and traffi cking for forced labour
  • The role of labour inspection in occupational safety and health protection, as well as working time and wages
  • Reaching out to and organizing migrant workers
  • Access to justice and labour dispute and grievance-settlement mechanisms
  • The role of labour attachés in the protection of migrant workers’ rights
  • Protecting migrant workers in vulnerable situations
  • Children migrant workers involved in child labour situations 

  • Maximizing the impact of migrant remittances, and the financial education and inclusion of migrants
  • Fostering the social and professional reintegration of returning migrants
  • Mainstreaming migration into national development planning
  • Migration and youth employment
  • Mainstreaming gender into migration and development policies
  • Entrepreneurship of migrants
  • Migration and local development
  • Promoting the formalization of migrant workers in the informal economy

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The ITC promotes a three-phased approach in its learning activities:

  • Distance phase (online platform): two weeks before the Face-to-face (residential) phase, during which participants can access initial information on the course content, follow an introductory module and select the elective course they wish to attend.
  • Face-to-face phase (residential): which combines lectures and discussions, as well as case studies, role-play exercises and group work.
  • Follow-up phase (online platform) : during which participants can access course material, as well as new resources online, and can continue discussion and consultation with other participants and experts on the internet through the Forum discussion of the online platform but also with the alumni of former editions of the LMA through social network groups, such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

  

During the LMA:

  • 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.
  • Training methods will combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space debate, role-play exercises and group work using up-to-date learning methods and technologies.
  • Particular attention will be paid to the presentation of “good practices” through case studies reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally, with a view also to contributing to the ILO good practices database on labour migration policies and programmes.

 

9h00-10h30 PLENARY FORUM
10h30-11h00 Coffee brak
11h00-13h00 Morning elective courses Friday: Networking session
13h00-14h30 Lunch break
14h30-17h00 Afternoon elective courses Friday: Local visit

 

Participants are expected to attend up to six hours of courses daily and complete some homework assignments during the course.

At the end of the face-to-face phase, participants will be evaluated. An ITCILO certificate of achievement will be delivered to participants who pass the final exam with a result equal to or above 70/100.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The Academy will be offered in  English, Spanish and Portuguese (to be confirmed). All plenary sessions as well as some elective courses will be offered with simultaneous translation while most of the elective courses will be conducted in either  English,  Spanish or Portuguese (to be confirmed).

Your stay

Your stay

The training course will take place in Panama City in Panama, information will be directly provided by the team of the LMA. For more information contact us at migration@itcilo.org

Costs and Payment

Costs and Payment

The cost of participation, excluding international air travel, is 2,550 EUR. This includes the course fee (1,750 EUR) and participant subsistence (800 EUR), and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.

It covers: tuition fees; the use of training facilities and support services; training materials and books; accommodation and full board; and emergency medical care and insurance. 

For additional information regarding payment, cancellations and refund, please click here

Past editions

Past editions

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Costs

Tuition cost: 1750

Subsistence cost: 800

Total cost: 2550

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