Promoting green jobs in a circular economy

Promoting green jobs in a circular economy

Promoting green jobs in a circular economy

13–31 Maio 2024
O curso está disponível em English
Apresentação do curso

This course provides participants with the knowledge to systemically apply measures to promote the creation of more and better jobs in the circular economy. Participants will acquire both the tools and the technical knowledge to be able to initiate and implement change processes at institutional, business and policy level.

Perfil dos participantes

"The course is particularly tailored to: Representatives of government ministries and agencies (e.g. Labour, Employment, Environment, Planning, Finance, TVET, Economy) as well as from subnational tiers of government; Representatives from employers' and workers' associations with a particular interest in the circular economy; Business development service providers and institutions supporting the greening of business processes and practices; National and international development agencies; Professionals from universities and civil society organizations"

Course objectives

The objective of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge to systemically apply measures to promote the creation of more and better jobs in the circular economy. They will acquire both the tools and the technical knowledge to be able to initiate and implement change processes at institutional, business and policy level.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply and disseminate the basic concepts underlying the circular economy model in conjunction with the related social, environmental and business aspects
  • Identify key elements of enabling policy and regulatory frameworks such as fiscal measures and incentive schemes, certifications and extended producer responsibility, labour regulations and the business environment at large
  • Identify and distinguish the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders from government, the private sector, and employers’ and workers’ organizations to shape a conducive environment for the creation of decent jobs in a circular economy
  • Analyse framework conditions to develop and implement policies and strategies in the area of:
    • Skills development as well as technical education and vocational training for circular economy jobs, data collection and skills anticipation
    • Green entrepreneurship, business models and private sector development
    • Occupational safety and health in the circular economy
    • Product certification and (fiscal) incentive schemes
    • Network building and advocacy for job creation and business development in a circular economy
    • Access to finance for green businesses
    • Social and employment impacts as well as gender aspects of the circular economy.
Course structure & methodology

The course will run over a period of 3 weeks. Throughout the entire course participants will have access to ITCILO’s e-campus and self-guided e-learning modules with interactive learning activities and case studies, background reading material and key information on the course.

In various interactive, live online sessions, delivered by ITCILO trainers, participants will have the opportunity to learn and exchange with sector experts and professionals from international organisations, research institutions as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations on the various course topics. Recordings of the session will be available on the e-campus.

During the sessions, participants will also have the possibility to further their skills in interactive group learning exercises. The course will close with a final assignment that will enable participants to apply their newly acquired knowledge and put it into action.

Why should i join?

This course will enable participants to understand the labour and economic aspects related to the transition towards a circular economy in their respective countries and communities.

Participants will thus be prepared to actively shape the transition to a greener, jobrich and socially just economy.

The course will allow participants to become leaders on harnessing the emerging opportunities related to the circular economy and will enhance their professional profile by acquiring new skills with an increasing demand in the future.

Practical information

The course will be conducted in English and it will be held fully online.

After successfully completing all required activities, participants obtain an official ITCILO Certificate of Participation in Digital Credentials Format.

 The tuition fee for this course is 995 Euros.

How to apply?

If you wish to participate in this course, please fill in the online application form available here: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DST/A9716116/en

 Applications must be received no later than 04 May 2023.

If the participation is sponsored by an institution, the application should be accompanied by a letter from the sponsoring organization.

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