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04 March 2019 - 29 March 2019

Promoting better labour market outcomes for youth in the BRICS and beyond

04 March 2019 - 29 March 2019

Promoting better labour market outcomes for youth in the BRICS and beyond

Promoting better labour market outcomes for youth in the BRICS and beyond
Promoting better labour market outcomes for youth in the BRICS and beyond

Course Information

04 March 2019 - 29 March 2019

English

Distance

Code: A9712129

English

Enrolment deadline: 01 March 2019

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Description

Description

This online open course aims to build the capacity of participants to effectively formulate and implement action-oriented policies and programmes that promote decent work, with a particular focus on youth employment. The course will increase participants' awareness and understanding of different approaches to tackling youth unemployment and underemployment. There is strong emphasis on evidence-based policies and programmes, drawing on empirical insights in a range of economies, especially the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa).

Target audience

Target audience

This course targets representatives of ministries of labour and employment, youth and other government agencies, labour research institutes, and employers' and workers' organizations.

Objectives

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be:

  • Knowledgeable of various youth employment challenges, particularly in the BRICS
  • Aware of policy tools developed by the ILO and others
  • Familiar with pros and cons of different policies
  • Aware of what works and the latest empirical evidence

Content

Content

The MOOC is conducted over four weeks with the objectives of disseminating existing content, presenting ILO and other policy tools on youth employment, compiling examples of policy application and promoting knowledge sharing among participants.

For this reason, the MOOC learning architecture is organized around four modules:

  1. What’s the problem?
  2. Which policies?
  3. What works?
  4. Knowledge sharing.


The MOOC has a modular structure and each week builds upon the previous one.

Below is the list of the main topics that will be addressed and covered through a variety of materials and learning activities:

  • Global economic and demographic trends
  • Labour market definitions and indicators
  • Trends in youth employment around the world and in the BRICS
  • Macroeconomic policies, including fiscal policies
  • Educational and skills programmes
  • Active labour market policies
  • Youth entrepreneurship promotion

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) consists of a 4-week online open learning course, facilitated by experts from the ITCILO, ILO and the BRICS Network of Labour Research Institutes.

The centrepiece of the MOOC is the promotion of knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer learning.

Considering the objectives of the MOOC, the methodology will focus on participatory activity-oriented learning augmented by audiovisuals, videos, webinars, easy-to-follow templates, peer-to-peer working groups, group evaluations and checklists of best practices.

The MOOC will be supported by learning material (articles, links, multimedia) and tools that will be made available to each participant. 

Contact us

youth@itcilo.org

Total cost: Free

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