The Academy on Social Security is a comprehensive training package that provides the core expertise and skills for the analysis and design of social protection systems. Over two weeks, the learning programme provides a thorough grounding in the knowledge needed for the assessment of social protection instruments and design options. With around 100 participants joining the course every year and 20 elective courses to choose from, the Academy provides a unique space to craft a tailored learning journey while exchanging knowledge and experience with social protection practitioners from across the globe.
The course is designed for officials committed to furthering the design and implementation of social protection with innovative, practical methods and techniques. Typical participants would be professionals from government ministries, social security institutions, social partners, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes and consultancy firms.
Through plenary sessions and elective courses the Academy covers topics including:
The course consists of 100 total hours of learning, broken up into three phases:
• Pre-course (10 hours): Self-guided study through the online eCampus platform. Includes a pre-course assessment.
• Residential week (90 hours): 10-days of intensive training at the ITCILO in Turin, including assessment for each of four elective courses completed.
• Post-course resources: Course materials are accessible on the course eCampus after completion.
This course is part of one Diploma programme: