15 - 19 April 2013
This course, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, will train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. It will introduce forced labour indicators and address different stages of the investigative process, such as victim interviews and gathering evidence, with a focus on the pre-trial phase. The course will focus on forced labour occurring in the private economy (including textile, agriculture, domestic work sectors).
8 - 11 April 2013
The 9th European Regional Meeting (ERM) will provide the space for governments and worker and employer organisations, from across Europe and Central Asia to discuss the response to the economic and jobs crisis in a diverse and complex region: creating job-rich growth, promoting quality jobs through social dialogue, tackling youth unemployment and demographic challenges, promoting labour standards and policy coherence.
Breakfast debate: "Personal and household services: inclusion of workers and job opportunities within the formal economy"
28 March 2013
The debate was organized by Edenred and Toute l’Europe.eu in Brussels on 28 March 2013. It focused on different topics such as the risks of a shadow economy, the solutions to create jobs within a formalized framework, the positive impact for governments to invest in such measures, aspects of decent work, ways of including domestic workers within society and of tackling risks of poverty, the support to personal and care services and access to quality and affordable social services for all.
Caritas Europa High-Level Conference: "The Growing Crisis in Europe. Is the EU capable of an effective response?"
21 February 2013
Caritas Europa is organizing a discussion with high-level EU Officials and Civil Society experts about the future direction of the EU's response to the crisis.
14 February 2013
The National University of Ireland is organizing an Inaugural Edward Phelan Lecture. Guy Ryder will hold the lecture, describing the life and work of Edward Phelan, who was not only the fourth Director of the ILO in 1941, and Director General under its new constitution in 1946, but also the innovator of the ILO 'tripartite' formula.
14 - 15 February 2013
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder will address the Eurofound Foundation Forum on 'Social and employment policies for a fair and competitive Europe' in Dublin, Ireland.
Delegation Port of Durban on study trip to Flanders/the Netherlands for ILO project “Promotion of Decent Work in the South African Transport Sector”
3 - 8 February 2013
From 3 to 8 February 2012, the Social and Economic Council of Flanders (SERV) is hosting a delegation of the social partners of the South African Port of Durban for a study trip to different ports in Flanders and the Netherlands. The study trip to the Netherlands is hosted by the Dutch trade union FNV. It feeds into the ILO project “Promotion of Decent Work in the South African Transport Sector” co-funded by the Flemish and Dutch governments.
European Commission conference "Exploiting the employment potential of personal and household services"
31 January 2013
In April 2012, the European Commission opened a public consultation on exploiting the employment potential of the personal and household services. This conference will examine the main outcomes of the consultation. The ILO-Brussels office will chair the panel on working conditions and standards.
Stakeholders meeting "Promoting the integration of migrant domestic workers in Europe: the case of Belgium"
30 January 2013
A National Stakeholders meeting "Promoting the Integration of Migrant Domestic workers in Europe: the case of Belgium" is organized in Brussels by the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) of the University of Antwerp. This is one of the partners of the ILO-coordinated and EU-funded research project "Promoting Integration of Migrant Domestic workers in Europe".
Conference “The European – Arab International Cooperation: a common agenda for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
14 December 2012
On 14 December, the ILO Office participated in a conference on European-Arab cooperation on disabilities. Participating in the panel on the post 2015 development framework, the ILO Office underlined the longstanding ILO commitment towards workers and jobseekers with disabilities based on specific ILO standards and actions.