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09 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

Negotiating bilateral labour agreements

09 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

Negotiating bilateral labour agreements

Negotiating  bilateral labour agreements

Course Information

09 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9011107

English

Deadline: 03 July 2018

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Description

Description

ILO instruments have long recognized the potential of bilateral cooperation for good governance of migrant labour flows and the protection of migrant workers. In the recent past, bilateral labour agreements such as bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding on labour migration have gained prominence as tools facilitating the cross-border movement of workers. In addition, the ILO believes that interstate cooperation and international consultations involving the social partners and civil society organizations are essential for bilateral / regional agreements on migration that contribute to more orderly movements of workers whose rights are protected, while responding effectively to the needs of the labour market. By the end of this course, participants will be able to better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with negotiating bilateral labour agreements (BLAs). Participants will also be able to understand the negotiation process and techniques, including through the simulation of a negotiation agreement.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for key stakeholders dealing with negotiation of bilateral and regional agreements/MoU and migration and issues: officials, policy planners and practitioners from public institutions and ministries dealing with migration policies and/or international relations; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations.

Objectives

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss potential challenges for effective implementation of BLAs/MoUs and the way forward;
  • Appreciate the role, objectives, challenges and opportunities associated with negotiating bilateral labour agreements (BLAs);
  • Become familiar with key policy priorities that justify the need to adopt bilateral labour agreements;
  • Identify good practices in bilateral labour agreements based on specific criteria drawn from international norms, and highlight agreements which could lead to better outcomes in terms of migration governance and protection of migrant workers;
  • Improve capacity for critical review of existing BLAs and MOUs and negotiate for their revisions;
  • Understand the negotiation process and techniques of effective negotiation, including through the simulation of a negotiation agreement.

 

Content

Content

-       Technical content on BLAs and MoU

  • Historical overview and current developments of bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) and memorandum of understanding (MoU)
  • Types and general features of BLAs and MoU on labour migration
  • Recent global and regional trends of BLAs and MoU
  • Normative foundations of bilateral labour agreements
  • Agreement Structure, Assessment and Good Practices
  • Minimum standards/provisions for a bilateral agreement/MOU
  • How to make agreements work?
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Joint committees: role, TORs and agenda
  • Good practice review: Bilateral Agreements/MOUs on Labour Migration

 

-       Technical content on Negotiation skills

  • Process and stages of negotiating bilateral labour agreements;
  • Characteristics of position-based and needs-based negotiation;
  • Behaviours of effective negotiators

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

 

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

  • Pre-training phase (online platform): two weeks before the face-to-face (residential) phase, during which participants can access initial information on the course content and follow an introductory module.
  • 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 the discussion and consultation with other participants and experts via the internet through the Forum discussion of the online platform.

 

During the course

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 combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space debates, 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. 

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be provided in English and French with simultaneous translation 

How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should complete the online nomination form no later than 08 Junr 2018, supported by a nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed.

To start your online registration please click here 

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult our policy here 

Your stay on our Campus

Your stay on our Campus

Located in Turin (Italy), 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.

Click here to know more about the International Training Centre of the ILO and its mission.

You can also have a look at the facilities of the Centre by clicking here.

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

 

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