The course is organized into two main technical blocks:
An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be used, with particular attention devoted to sharing international experiences with a view to their adaptation and practical application.
An innovative blended learning experience combining self-paced modules, lectures and discussions, case studies, forum debates, role-play exercises and group work using up-to-date learning methods. The course concludes with an individual final assignment.
Participants will participate in a role-playing exercise on the negotiation of a BLMAs/MoUs
"Recently bilateral labour agreements, such as bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding on labour migration, have gained prominence as tools to facilitate the cross-border movement of workers. While bilateral agreements can play an important role in ensuring that labour rights of migrant workers are protected; in practice, they exhibit a number of shortcomings regarding their design, content, monitoring, implementation and impact. In response to these challenges and opportunities, the ITCILO designed this upcoming course on Negotiating Bilateral Labour Agreements, with a view to increasing the potential of BLAs in improving the governance of labour migration, promoting and protecting the rights of migrant workers, and enhancing migration and development linkages. This course aims to reinforce the negotiation skills and techniques of officials involved in the adoption and follow-up of bilateral and/or multilateral agreements."
"The course is designed for: - stakeholders involved in the negotiation of bilateral and regional agreements/MoUs and migration issues, in particular officials dealing with migration policy and/or international relations; - policy-planners involved in the conclusion of bilateral labour agreements; - practitioners from public institutions and ministries dealing with migration policies and/or international relations; - representatives of workers' and employers' organizations."
Technical content on BLMAs and MoU
Technical content on Negotiation skills
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered in English and French. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.
The course is composed of an online phase and a residential phase. The online phase consists of modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of 2 weeks from 22 May to 04 June 2023. This will build the foundation for the residential component, which will take place from 5 to 9 June 2023 and will accompany formal training with activities fostering knowledge exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas. The course is broken down into three phases, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours:
Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
This course is part of one Diploma programme: