ICT-ILO Course Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families


Application deadline: 19 February 2018

Course period: 19-23 March 2018



The course is designed for officials and practitioners committed to extending social protection to migrants workers and refugees with multilateral, bilateral and unilateral measures. More specifically: (1) managers, planners, advisers and professionals working in social security institutions, (2) policy planners and officials from key ministries responsible for migration and/or social protection, (3) representatives of social partners involved in the governance of migration and/or social security institutions and (4) practitioners and consultants of UN agencies working on social protection and/or migration.


Key issues on access to social protection for migrants

Difficulties encountered by migrant workers in accessing social protection benefits
Basic principles for the protection of social security rights of migrant workers

International legal framework providing access to social protection to migrant workers and refugees
The role of multilateral and bilateral social security agreements
Social protection in the negotiation of bilateral labour agreements (BLA) and Memoradum of Understanding (MoU)
Unilateral measures extending social protection to migrant workers and refugees
Facilitating access to health for migrant workers and refugees
Extending social protection to vulnerable groups (domestic workers, irregular migrant workers, temporary migrant workers, refugees)

Language requirements

The course will be organised and given in English without interpretation 

Training cost

The total cost of participation in the course, is EUR 2,215 and should be paid in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring institution by bank transfer. Participants will be provided with full board accommodation with private facilities at the ITC/ILO Campus, routine medical care and medical insurance, use of computer and internet facilities. The price indicated does not include travel costs between participants’ home and the course venue. The cost of passports, visas, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized stopovers are not reimbursed.