Analysing international rules as it relates to social protection for migrants and identifying bilateral social security agreements considered by some countries, introducing international regulations on social protection for migration and pinpointing bilateral social security agreements that some countries have which benefit both their employees as well as all parties involved, since migrant workers contribute to the growth and development of destination countries at the same time that countries of origin are benefited by remittances sent back.
Over the past few decades, migration has been on a sustained increase at the global level exposing its links to globalisation, causing displacement, and calling political and administrative borders in certain territories; political conflicts, insecurity, new work schemes and models, and even population aging and low replacement rates in certain zones or countries into question. Migration also reflects a search for better development perspectives and an option to leave regions with high levels of exclusion that lead to social disadvantages and disenfranchisement.
Tackling this migratory phenomenon, in a broad sense, can improve the lot of a large swathe of the population; however, the insertion of migrants and their families into destination locations and the conditions of their return to their places of origin represent challenges for Governments, institutions and societies.
Migration provides opportunities for people, families and communities to evolve. However, migrants still face the lack of adequate institutional resources to get ahead in life, have access to health and education services, and even to move freely from the place where they should return to their country or go to another. In addition, a large portion of migrant labour faces difficulties in accessing long term healthcare or enjoying the dignity of a having a pension or, in other cases, they remain outside the scope of social security systems; this is largely due to the lack of agreements between the countries of origin and receiving countries. This environment reduces or wipes out the portability of right, making it difficult to access health and pension systems. The condition of an irregular employee has increased all this secondary context for the individual and his or her family.
Lecturers and theory-practice classes will be combined.
An assessment and examination at the end of the course will be applied to measure the impact of the training.
Managers and officials of various agencies involved in migrant labour, researchers and educators working on issues related migrant labour.