Course category: 
Instructor-led course
Course start date: 
20 September, 2021 (All day)
Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University)

Certificate in Social Protection

The Certificate in Social Protection is designed to enhance system-level thinking and innovation capacity for postgraduates and professionals working in social protection systems. The unique and targeted mix of theoretical education and practical training disseminates specialist knowledge, teaches impactful skill-sets and improves professional competencies in related fields, while building strong networks for future collaboration. The certificate combines online and face-to-face teaching, increasing the flexibility for participants, who can take the online courses at their own pace. During the five weeks of face-to-face training at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Germany, participants get to engage directly with academic and professional experts from the field.

This advanced programme aims at conveying in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge in the area of social protection and other interconnected policies. Participants will be able to make a substantial contribution to the elaboration, implementation and necessary reforms to achieve and maintain viable, sustainably funded, efficient, effective and equitable social protection systems that meet current and future socio-economic and gender-specific challenges. The objectives of the program address three different levels: the individual level, the institutional and the multi-institutional level (systems). 

The program has the following specific objectives:

  • Promotion of individual and professional competencies, including research skills in social protection;
  • Development of practical problem-solving skills in the area of social protection;
  • Development of trans-disciplinary dialogue competence and networking among program alumni and with specialized national and international institutions;
  • Promotion of student leadership and innovation competencies within their own institutions and social protection systems.

** Please note that the e-course described in this page is not free. **