Policymakers and technical advisors of Ministries of Employment/Labour, Ministries of Education, Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in sectoral, regional or national skills anticipation; experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning.
Over the past decades, growing youth employment challenges in all countries have made the creation of more and better jobs for young people a top priority worldwide. Unless vigorous action is taken, global community may confront the legacy of a lost generation. Overcoming the youth employment crisis is fundamental to the evolution towards wealthier economies, fairer societies and stronger democracies.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reiterates the internationally-agreed target of full and productive employment and decent work for young people. Despite some progress, effectively implementing a successful approach to youth employment remains a challenge. In this context, ILO is confronted with an increasing demand from member countries for assistance.
The ILO adopted in 2012 the Resolution 'The youth employment crisis: A Call for Action' which contains principles and a set of policy measures guiding constituents in shaping national strategies and action on youth employment. The Call for Action suggests that a multi-pronged and balanced approach that takes into consideration the diversity of countries is the desired way to respond to the highest global priority of generating decent jobs for youth. This approach should foster pro-employment growth and decent job creation through economic policies; education, training and skills; labour market policies and institutions; entrepreneurship and self-employment; and respect of rights at work for young people.
As part of a larger ILO response to the requests from governments and social partners, the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme and the ITCILO are offering the course 'Decent Work for Youth – A course for policy makers and practitioners'. The course draws on ILO’s extensive experience accumulated through decades of research, capacity building and policy and technical advisory services on youth employment. This year’s edition, without neglecting the importance of appropriate action throughout the policy cycle, will focus on the challenge of successful implementation of policies that support the creation of more and better jobs for young women and men.
The overall objective of the course is to develop the capacity of ILO constituents and other policy makers and practitioners to tackle the multi-faceted youth employment challenge through sound youth employment policies and programmes adapted to national circumstances.
L'atelier est conçu pour favoriser le partage de connaissances et de pratiques d'excellence sur les mécanismes de financement de la formation et les conditions nécessaires pour l'obtention de ressources appropriées pour le développement des compétences. Il offrira des possibilités de dialogue Sud-Sud et permettra aux agences internationales de partager les enseignements et les idées nouvelles. Il abordera les initiatives financières de manière exhaustive.