18 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

Academy on Labour Migration

18 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

Academy on Labour Migration

Academy on Labour Migration


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.



  • 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



(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


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