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The EUI and the International Training Centre of the ILO team up

Posted on 09 March 2020

The two institutions will develop joint projects, research and information sharing in the areas of gender equality and decent work for all women and men.

 EUI President Renaud Dehousse has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO).

The EUI-ITCILO partnership builds on successful cooperative training programmes on gender equality already implemented together. The two institutions also feed social science research into the policy-making cycle, in an attempt to impact sustainability worldwide.


The ITC is the training arm of the International Labour Organization

“Collaborating with the ITCILO means access to a wealth of knowledge about crucial issues of social justice such as gender equality and decent work, which are of key importance to the EUI too,” said EUI President Renaud Dehousse. “Together, with the hands-on approach of the ITCILO and the academic qualities at the EUI, we can make a difference.”

ITCILO Director Mr Yanguo Liu said: “The partnership between the two institutions is meant to create spaces for new joint projects and ventures, building on each other’s strengths: the unique hands-on approach of the ITCILO, and its global outreach to policy makers, and the top-notch international research capacity and academic excellence of the EUI in the field of social sciences and transnational governance.”

Founded in 1964, the ITCILO has grown into a global centre of excellence for learning, knowledge-sharing, institutional capacity-building for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as other actors and development partners.

Established in 1972, the EUI is an intergovernmental institution involving 23 member states of the European Union, offering research and learning opportunities at the Ph.D., postdoctoral, master’s and executive training levels.