For Edlira Xhafa, studying at the Global Labour University was a life-changing experience. The native Albanian had long been involved in workers’ rights, but the course brought an international perspective to her work, and led to her co-authorship of a study on Cambodia’s integration in the global value chain.
Each year, the Global Labour University (GLU) invites applicants to its graduate programmes on policies for social justice. The GLU is a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the International Labour Organization. Policy areas covered by its graduate programmes include international labour standards, development and economics.
Edlira Xhafa, who obtained a Masters degree in Labour Policies and Globalisation from the GLU in Germany, spoke to FES about her experience with the programme, and what it has meant for her work.
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