ACTION-Project Portugal in Action!

As 2016 draws to a close, we can say it was one of success for the ACTION-Portugal Project implemented by the Programme on Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism of the ILO’s International Training Centre and by the Social Protection Department of the ILO in Geneva.

This important project financed by the Office of Strategy and Planning in the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security of Portugal is aimed at strengthening the social protection systems of the Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOPs) and of Timor-Leste.

Within the framework of ACTION-Portugal, and in close partnership with the ILO colleagues in Geneva and in the regional and national offices, this year the ITC-ILO outlined, organized and implemented 11 seminars and training activities in Turin, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Timor-Leste.

Among these activities, we highlight the preparation of a new course entitled How to Extend Social Security to Groups that are Hard to Cover through Formalization Policies, which was tested with great success at the beginning of December in the city of Praia in Cape Verde.

But 2017 is just around the corner and we are preparing the project’s intervention strategies for the coming year. More news on that shortly.


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