International Summer Course on Social Protection in the Changing Labour Market

Recent developments on issues related to employment and social protection have shown unprecedented knowledge and policy gaps all over the world. Demographic changes, disruptive technology, neoliberal economic pressure and wider inequalities are among factors shaping these gaps.

In response to these gaps, we are taking part in the global exchanges of knowledge and discussion on the issue by organizing an international summer course on “Social Protection in the Changing Labour Market”. The theme will be addressed in four main topics: (1) Social protection in a global context, (2) Demographic changes and employment, (3) Digital economy and young workers, (4) Current trends in the sociology of work.

The first topic will cover discussions on different approaches and models in the design of social protection. Examples from some different countries will be discussed in broader political and economic contexts. The second topic will address demographic changes including issues of aging population and demographic dividend in a context of different demographic trends. The third topic will bring about issues of digital economy and its impact on labour market with a special attention to the way young workers engage to the changing job landscapes. The fourth topic will equip students with theoretical tools to analyze the current trends of employment as well as their risks and vulnerabilities.


Main Topics

  • Social protection in a global context
  • Demographic changes and employment
  • Digital economy and young workers
  • Current trends in the sociology of work


Targeted Participants

This summer course suits to:

  1. Final year of undergraduate students in broad social sciences
  2. Master level students and early year of doctoral students
  3. Development practitioners specializing in social protection and employment


Lecturers and Facilitators

All sessions and activities of this summer course are designed and delivered by lecturers, researcher, and consultants as follows:

  1. Professor Chris de Neubourg, SPRI Belgium
  2. Ms Sinta Satriana, SPRI Belgium
  3. Ms Julia Karpati, SPRI Belgium
  4. Ms Nesha Ramful, SPRI Belgium
  5. Ms Michiko Miyamoto, ILO Jakarta
  6. A/Professor Dan Woodman, University of Melbourne, Australia
  7. A/Professor Debra King, Flinders University, Australia
  8. Dr. Prapaporn Tivayanond Mongkhonvanit, Thammasat University, Thailand
  9. Dr. Dinna Wisnu, Binus University, Jakarta
  10. Dr. M. Falikul Isbah, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  11. Dr. Hakimul Ikhwan, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  12. Dr. Oki Rahadianto Sutopo, Universitas Gadjah Mada



  • Accomodation
  • Course kit
  • Excursion
  • Certificate/Credit Transfer


Important Dates

  • Open application 1 June – 30 July 2018
  • Announcement of selected participants 6 August 2018
  • Re-registration 7-10 August 2018
  • Summer Course 17-28 September 2018


Methods and Activities:

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Field visit
  • Assignment


This course is equal to:

3 SKS (Indonesian credit system) or 4 ECTS (European credit system)


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10 travel fund scholarship are available