Promoting decent work for migrant workers
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
Today there are an estimated 272 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.
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
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:
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.
(Selected among the 3 thematic areas)
Most of the elective courses are composed of readings and 3 webinars
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the ITCILO e-Campus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 9 November to 18 December 2020, for an estimated 60 learning hours.
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:
This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Labour Migration Experts and Practitioners! (only for those who receive the certificate of achievement)
The Academy will be offered in English and Fench. 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 French.
The cost of participation is 1,500 EUR and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.
If an enrolled participant wishes or must withdraw from a course, they may choose to apply to a different course or be substituted by another candidate. The participant must notify the Centre, in writing, of their decision at least 14 days prior to the start date of the course. Cancellation of participation in regular courses will result in the following penalties: