E-Academy on Labour Migration

Academy on Labour Migration

E-Academy on Labour Migration

10–21 juillet 2023
Le cours est disponible en English, Français
Key features

Innovative training methodologies and integrated use of digital learning technology


Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment


Successful candidates will obtain an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement


Learn from ITCILO trainers, ILO and global migration specialists

Présentation du cours

Today there are an estimated 258 million international migrants around the world, the majority of whom are migrant workers. Globalization, demographic shifts, conflicts, income inequalities and climate change will encourage ever more people to cross borders in search of employment and security. Yet, the migration process entails complex challenges in terms of governance, migrant workers’ protection, migration and development linkages, and international cooperation. The E-Academy on Labour Migration (e-LMA) offers participants a unique opportunity to benefit from a diversified training package, exploring fair and effective labour migration governance, linkages between migration and sustainable development, and instruments and mechanisms for protecting migrants’ and their families’ rights. Participants will tailor-make their own six-week online course by choosing from several elective courses proposed, and will benefit from an innovative and dynamic learning environment. The e-LMA aims   at providing advanced knowledge and enhancing the capacity of key migration actors to better understand labour migration challenges and opportunities in a changing political, economic and social context.

Groupes cibles

The e-LMA is geared towards the following groups:

  • Policy planners and officials from various governmental institutions and agencies involved in labour migration
  • Representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations handling labour migration matters
  • Staff of NGOs and civil society organizations, and activists working with migrant workers at the grass-roots level
  • Representatives of diaspora and migrants’ associations
  • Staff of international development agencies and regional economic communities
  • Researchers and academics working on labour migration issues
  • Journalists and media workers
Prove your skills with a Diploma

This course is part of one Diploma programme:

What will I be able to do?

The LMA aims at providing advanced knowledge and enhancing the capacity of key migration actors to better understand labour migration challenges and opportunities in a changing political, economic and social context.

It covers a wide range of labour migration cross-cutting themes, such as the protection of men and women migrant workers, fair and effective labour migration governance, and linkages between migration and sustainable development. At the end of the e-LMA, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and address key issues and policies regarding labour migration at the global and regional level, and also from a gender perspective;
  • Promote migration-development linkages and rights-based approaches to labour migration policies and programmes at national, regional and international levels;
  • Recognize the pivotal role of social dialogue and key world-of-work actors (representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations) in the development of labour migration policy, and in resolving critical issues relating to labour migration;
  • Analyse and use International Labour Standards and ILO and United Nations supervisory mechanisms and procedures for protecting migrant workers’ human rights, including labour rights;
  • Deepen and master the “Decent Work” approach for migrants and refugees
What topics does this course cover?

The LMA’s content will draw upon the ILO Agenda on Fair Migration and other key outcomes, such as the Conclusions of the International Labour Conference general discussion on labour migration held in June 2017, the Conclusions of the Tripartite Technical Meeting on Labour Migration held in November 2013, the ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration 2006, and the 2004 International Labour Conference plan of action for migrant workers. The Guiding Principles on Access of Refugees and other Forcibly Displaced Persons to the Labour Market, adopted by the Tripartite Technical Meeting in July 2016 and the Principles and Operational Guidelines on Fair Recruitment, adopted by the Tripartite Meeting of Experts in September 2016, are also important and relevant recent sources.

While there will inevitably be some overlap between the content of the weekly plenary forums and the elective courses – as well as some overlap in the content of the elective courses – the objective of the latter is to investigate the topics under discussion in considerably more detail.

Weekly plenary forum           

  • Adopting a rights-based approach to migration: human rights, including labour rights, at the global and regional levels, of migrant workers and their families
  • Global and regional labour migration trends and driving forces, including South-South movements: what impact on labour markets?
  • Migration in the Sustainable Develoment Goals (SDGs) The impacts of COVID-19 on migrant and refugee workers
  • International and regional modalities in the governance of labour migration and labour mobility
  • Future migration
Effective courses proposed

(Selected among the 3 thematic areas)

Most of the elective courses are composed of readings and 3 webinars

  • Developing and implementing a labour migration policy
  • Negotiating bilateral labour migration agreements
  • Measuring and analysing labour migration (statistics)
  • Reducing labour migration costs and instituting fair recruitment processes
  • Access to the labour market and labour mobility for refugees
  • Strengthening the linkages between employment and labour migration policies
  • Extending the social protection of migrant workers and their families
  • International labour standards protecting migrant workers and monitoring compliance with international labour standards
  • Addressing irregular migration and protecting migrant workers in vulnerable situations
  • Access to justice and labour dispute and grievance-settlement mechanisms
  • Reaching out to and organizing migrant workers
  • Communication on migration
  • Skills dimensions of labour migration the promote decent employment for all (skills)
  • Women migrant workers’ labour market situation
  • Migration and youth employment
  • Mainstreaming migration into national development planning
  • Fostering the social and professional reintegration of returning migrants
  • Labour Migration and Climate Change

The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the ITCILO e-Campus online  platform to be completed over a period of seven weeks from 17 October to 2 December 2022, for an estimated 100 learning hours.

Key principles around the e-Academy:

  • Participants can select their own learning path leading to a different type of certificate.
  • Completion of the course is done through quizzes and exercises plus the completion of a final essay.
  • From Monday to Thursday, each participant shall have the opportunity to participate in live online training sessions in Spanish or English.
  • All sessions are recorded and posted on the platform after they have taken place to allow asynchronous training.
Why should I join?

The LMA is the ILO flagship capacity building activity in the field of labour migration. This year the LMA is transformed into a full online format: the e-LMA.

This e-LMA will emphasize a unique learning approach, which is structured around three main pillars:

  • Harnessing digital learning technology
    • Interactive online platform
    • Online Real-time feedback and support
    • Online forum discussions and interaction
  • Training methodology will combine
    • Expert presentations
    • Online Group discussions and exercises
    • Online Group work
  • Knowledge Assessment
    • Weekly knowledge assessments
    • Individual and group assignment applying to the participants’ context
    • Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Language requirements

The Academy will be offered in English and Spanish. All weekly plenary forum as well as some elective courses will be offered with simultaneous translation while most of the elective courses will be conducted in either English or Spanish.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should register on-line through this link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/ DST/A9714786/en

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Proven work experience in relevant field;
  • Submission of a letter of sponsorship to cover the total course fees. The deadline for applications is 03 October 2022

This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Labour Migration Experts and Practitioners.

Take the Academy on Labour Migration, three courses out of all eligible courses within a five year period, and complete a capstone project to become part of a global cadre of practitioners and experts with a recognised set of skills in labour migration policy.

Costs and Payment

The cost of participation is 1,510 EUR and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.

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