The Joint Commission between the Portuguese Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO)
The Portuguese Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) are evaluating the results of the second capacity-building programme on employment issues for CPLP (Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries) countries and updating their joint work plan – Turin, 20 May 2016.
During the meeting of the Joint Commission, which took place last Friday in Turin and was attended by the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the IEFP, Paulo Feliciano, the Director of the ITC-ILO, Yanguo Liu, and officials from the ITC-ILO and the ILO’s Lisbon office, the Commission evaluated the results of the joint training programme carried out in 2015. The programme, which aimed to build the capacity of CPLP member countries to develop and implement policies and programmes for creating more and better jobs and for improving employability, was delivered through six training activities on employment and vocational training topics. Training activities on enterprise development, rural development, the social and solidarity economy, and the transition to the formal economy, which were delivered in Portuguese in both Turin and the target countries, enabled the training of 129 people comprised of officials from governments and public institutions, representatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society representatives from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste.
During the meeting, the Commission approved a new training plan to be carried out between June 2016 and May 2017. This third programme, which retains the core principles from the previous one, will provide eight training activities to 160 participants. The activities, which also include topics on vocational training and skills development, youth employment, and combating child labour, will be delivered under the auspices of the ICT-ILO and will benefit from the participation of international experts from both the ILO and Portugal.