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International Training Centre of the ILO

From 1965, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Italian Government established the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) in Turin, Italy. The Centre is committed to assisting countries with their social development. Through learning and training, the Centre develops human resources and institutional capacity in pursuit of the ILO's primary goal of decent work for all men and women.

To assist countries with their social and economic development, besides training proper, the Centre provides technical support and advisory services. It assembles, packages and disseminates the best thinking and practice concerning the world of work from the ILO and elsewhere.

Since 1965 more that 200,000 participants from 190 countries  have received training in one of the following areas:

  • international labour standards and human rights
  • employment and skills development
  • enterprise development
  • social protection
  • employers' activities
  • workers' activities
  • social dialogue
  • management of development
  • distance education and learning technology.

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Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism  Programme

The Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme promotes the ILO strategic objective of enhancing the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all through capacity-building. It offers different training programmes on:

  • formal social security schemes
  • the extension of social protection
  • migrant workers
  • occupational safety and health (OSH)
  • social dialogue and industrial relations 
  • labour administration and labour inspection
  • labour dispute prevention and resolution 

The OSH training courses (both in Turin and in beneficiary countries) for institutional representatives are mainly on:

  • formulating national OSH policy and strategies
  • strengthening national government departments
  • developing employers and workers organizations' OSH capacity.


International Training Centre of the ILO 
Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme 
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 
10127 Turin, Italy. 
Phone: +39 011 6936576 
Fax: +39 011 6936548 
Web site:

International Commission on Occupational Health 

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. It was founded in 1906 in Milan as the Permanent Commission on Occupational Health. Today, ICOH is the world's leading international scientific society in the field of occupational health with a membership of 2,000 professionals from 93 countries. 

The ICOH is recognised by the United Nations as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and has close working relationships with ILO, WHO, UNEP and ISSA. Its official languages are English and French. 

ICOH Secretariat 
Tel: +39 06 94 18 15 06 
Fax: +39 06 94 18 15 56 

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University of Turin

The University of Turin is one of the oldest universities in Europe, with 600 years' experience of academic training.

The University is a public institution whose 12 Faculties provide training that leads to a wide range of first degrees, specialist degrees and Master's degrees. It also runs other training activities.

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, through its Department of Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Occupational Medicine, is collaborating with the ITC/ILO on a postgraduate course on occupational health and safety in the workplace. In addition to this, its international dimension involves research projects, cooperation agreements and joint training programmes with other national and international organizations.

The University of Turin and the ITC/ILO have experience of joint activities. They are currently running 7 Master programmes together.

University of Turin 
Department of Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Occupational Medicine 
Via Zuretti, 29 10126 Turin, Italy

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