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International Master Programmes for Trade Unionists now open for Application

published 12 September 2006 updated 12 September 2006

As part of the Global Labour University network, EI would like to inform its members that the next academic year of Global Labour University is now open for applications. Two Master prgrammes on Labour and Globalisation for trade unionists are offered in 2007-2008 by the network, formed by the international labour movement, academic institutions, foundations and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The duration of the programmes is one year.

  • The "Labour and Development" Programme starts in Jan 2007 and is offered by the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa;
  • The "Labour Policies and Globalisation" Programme starts in Sep 2007 and is offered by the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics in Germany.

Interested trade unionists should apply now. The deadline for submission is 1 Oct 2006 for South Africa and 1 Mar 2007 for Germany. The courses are taught in English. More detailed information and the application form are available on the Internet: http://www.global-labour-university.org

The ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) and its project partners will award a limited number of scholarships to applicants from developing and transition economies. Applicants need to have the endorsement of a trade union to apply for a scholarship. The grant is conditional on a contribution of 1500 euros from the supporting trade union or another donor.

Please note that women are strongly encouraged to participate and strict gender criteria will be applied in awarding places and scholarships.