24 January 2017


Applications invited for the Global Young Employers’ Organisation Professionals Academy, Madrid, 27 -31 March 2017


The first week-long training session being offered by the Global Young Employers’ Organisation Professionals Academy will take place in Madrid from 27 – 31 March 2017.

The event, the first of three, is being jointly organised by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) and the training centre of the Spanish Employers’ Organisation (CEOE), with the support and co-funding of the European Union within the framework of the IOE-EU Partnership Project.

The aim of the training session, which will be conducted in English only, is twofold:

  • Skills development of young professionals currently working in employers’ organisations
  • Network building capacity of young employers’ organisation professionals around the world to enhance their expertise, experience and exchange of best practices

The course has a two-phase structure:

  1. An online distance preparation module which will take place from 6 - 17 March and will require approximately three hours of work per week.  It will be done independently at the convenience of the participant.
  2. A face-to-face session which will take place in Madrid from 27 - 31 March as indicated above.


Young employers’ organisation professionals are invited to submit their applications (please download the form via the link in the side panel), co-signed by their line manager,  to Ms Caroline Balikungeri at balikungeri@ioe-emp.org by 10 February 2017. The following criteria apply:

  • Two years’ experience in an employers’ organisation
  • Under 35 years of age
  • A good command of English 

Twenty-five applicants will be selected, and informed, by 17 February with the aim of achieving a diverse group of participants. Travel and subsistence costs will be covered by the organisers, but all visa-related costs will be the responsibility of the participant.  Applications are strongly encouraged from young female professionals as well as from young professionals in least developed countries (LDCs). 

The programme will include, among others, presentations and discussions on social dialogue, business and human rights, new services for members, and more. Expert trainers will lead the sessions. The full programme will be available in due course. 

Please support the Global Young Employer Organisation Professionals Academy initiative by circulating this communication within your organisation to ensure that all potential candidates are aware of this new and important opportunity!

Kind regards,


Linda Kromjong


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