19 okt MPC : ‘From Refugees to Workers’, study on labour market integration of refugees
Labour market integration is crucial in making the integration of new refugees succeed and in turning the refugee crisis into an economic boost for Europe. Now, what are EU Member States doing to facilitate that process? This study looks at refugee labour-market integration support measures throughout the European Union.
The study is based on nine country case studies and reviews 94 concrete support measures for skills assessment and skills development, economic incentives for integration, job intermediation, recognition of skills and qualifications and “integration packages”. It researches how these measures work and the challenges that they face. According to the study’s conclusions, despite different social, institutional and labour market contexts across Europe, there is a high degree of comparability, both in terms of the structural challenges faced and in terms of policy responses to them. There is, in short, scope for EU action and mutual learning among Member States.