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25 mars 2019 - 29 mars 2019

Access to social protection for migrant workers, refugees and their families

25 mars 2019 - 29 mars 2019

Access to social protection for migrant workers, refugees and their families

Access to social protection for migrant workers, refugees and their families

Informations sur les cours

25 March 2019 - 29 March 2019

Anglais - Français

Turin

Code: A9011989

Date limite d'inscription: 25 February 2019

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Description

Description

Although the 164 million workers among the 258 million international migrants worldwide contribute fully to the economies of their host and home countries, migrant workers are among the most excluded from even basic coverage by social protection instruments and schemes. This is particularly true for migrant workers in an irregular situation. They risk losing entitlement to social security benefits in their country of origin, due to their absence, and may at the same time encounter restrictive conditions under the social security system of the host country. This course will focus on the different unilateral and bilateral measures which exist to provide access to social protection to both migrant workers and refugees and their families in their countries of destination and origin.

Groupe cible

Groupe cible

The course is designed for officials and practitioners committed to extending social protection to migrant workers and refugees with multilateral, bilateral and unilateral measures. More precisely, - policy-planners and officials from key ministries responsible for migration and/or social protection, - managers, planners, advisers and professionals working in social security institutions, - representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of migration and/or social security institutions and; - practitioners, staff and consultants of UN agencies, NGOs and other development partners working on social protection and/or migration.

Context

Context

A growing number of individuals move across borders in search of better lives and employment opportunities. Today, an estimated 258 million people live outside their country of origin. While responding to increased demand for labour from globalised labour markets, international migration poses significant challenges for migrants and their families in terms of social security coverage. Although “everyone as a member of society has the right to social security” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), art. 22), in reality, compared to nationals working their entire lives in one country, migrants face huge challenges in exercising their rights to social security. They are among the most excluded from even basic coverage by social protection instruments and schemes, in particular undocumented migrant workers. They can be denied access or have limited effective access to social security coverage in their host country because of their status, nationality or the insufficient duration of their periods of employment and residence. Their access may further be curtailed due to a lack of knowledge about and awareness of their rights and obligations. At the same time, they can lose their entitlements to social security benefits in their country of origin because of their temporary absence. 

Objectives

Objectives

The objectives of the course are the following:

  • Understand the issues and opportunities related to the extension of social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families
  • Appreciate the international legal framework covering migrant workers and refugees
  • Analyze the different measures existing to extend social protection to migrant workers and refugees (including multilateral, bilateral agreements and unilateral measures in both countries of origin and destination)
  • Examine the specific challenges related  to access to social protection certain groups of migrants (such as domestic workers, temporary migrant workers, irregular migrants, refugees)

Content

Content

  • Trends, developments and key concepts: 2030 Agenda Global Migration and Refugee Compacts.
  • The necessity and affordability of universal social protection including for migrant workers and refugees 
  • Key issues on access to social protection for migrants
    • Difficulties encountered by migrant workers in accessing social protection benefits
    • Basic principles for the protection of social security rights of migrant workers
  • International legal framework providing access to social protection to migrant workers and refugees
  • Developing and negotiating multilateral and bilateral social security agreements and existing good practices.
  • Social protection in bilateral labour agreements (BLA) and Memoradum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Unilateral and complementary measures extending social protection to migrant workers and refugees
  • Facilitating access to health for migrant workers and refugees
  • Extending social protection to vulnerable groups (domestic workers, irregular migrant workers, seasonal/agricultural migrant workers, refugees)

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course will use the Turin learning approach which is organized in three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Pre-course information on the Internet-based learning platform: two weeks before the course

 During the initial on-line phase all relevant practical and organisational information about the activity is shared with participants on this platform.. A pre-course survey is carried out to assess the specific learning needs and preferences which will be integrated in the face-to-face phase. An introductory module is also implemented  with a short evaluation to test the existing knowledge of participants before the beginning of the course. 

  • Phase II: Face-to-Face workshop

During the course an action-oriented, highly participative approach is used with particular attention to presenting good practises reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally. Training methods will combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space discussions and group work.

All presentations as well as other relevant information and materials are uploaded on the online platform to facilitate that participants can share with their institutions what they have learned.

The course will also benefit from the strong expertise and collaboration of well-known institutions working in the field of migration and social protection namely the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 

  • Phase 3 - Post-Training on the Internet-based learning platform (during the course of two weeks after phase 2)

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be organised and given in English and French with interpretation 

Training cost

Training cost

The total cost of participation in the course, is EUR 2,250 and should be paid in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring institution by bank transfer to:


Account no. 560002
Bank: Intesa San Paolo Ag. 523
IBAN: IT96 G 03069 09214 100000560002
BIC: BCITITMM


Address: Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin, Italy


Note: On the bank form, kindly state your name (Access to Social Protection for migrant workers, refugees and their families) and the course code (A9011989)

Participants will be provided with full board accommodation with private facilities at the ITCILO Campus, routine medical care and medical insurance, use of computer and internet facilities.

The price indicated does not include travel costs between participants’ home and the course venue. The cost of passports, visas, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized stopovers are not reimbursed.

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult our policy on "how to apply"

 

How to apply

How to apply

Applications should be supported by a curriculum vitae and nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed. Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required for issue is at least four weeks on average.

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women candidates are especially welcome.

You can apply directly on-line by clicking here

Applications to participate in the workshop should be addressed not later than 25 February 2018.

 

Your stay on ITCILO Campus

Your stay on ITCILO Campus

 Located in an attractive park on the banks of the River Po, the Centre’s campus provides a congenial environment in which to live and study.

It contains 21 pavilions with fully equipped modern classrooms, conference halls and meeting rooms fitted out for multilingual simultaneous interpretation, a computer laboratory, and a computerized documentation centre linked to various data banks.

The campus has 287 study/bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, telephones and cable television. It also has:

• a reception desk open 24 hours a day;

• a restaurant, a self-service canteen and a coffee lounge, all catering for international dietary needs;

• a bank;

• a travel agency;

• a laundry service;

• a post office;

• an internet point;

• a recreation room;

• facilities for outdoor and indoor sports;

• an infirmary.

Costs

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

Overview of our campus
 

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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