Approaches to the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers

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14 Декември 2016
Published
14 Декември 2016
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Abstract

This report expands on existing research on the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers as a response to the refugee crisis. It updates information on legislation and practical arrangements in the first half of 2016, examines labour market integration in the broader context of receiving asylum seekers and supporting both them and refugees, and explores the role of the social partners. The study finds that the main countries affected made many efforts to provide faster and easier access to their labour markets for asylum seekers. In some, the social partners have been active in designing more effective labour market integration policies and have launched some promising initiatives. The sudden and large inflow of asylum seekers, however, posed many challenges, and it remains to be seen how those obstacles can be overcome. 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    62
    Reference No: 
    EF1646
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1559-1
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-16-956-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/18416
    Catalogue info

    Approaches to the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers

    This report expands on existing research on the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers as a response to the refugee crisis. It updates information on legislation and practical arrangements in the first half of 2016, examines labour market integration in the broader context of receiving asylum seekers and supporting both them and refugees, and explores the role of the social partners.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF16461
    Catalogue info

    Approaches to the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Providing swift access to the labour markets of host countries is part of the solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. This report takes forward existing research on the labour market integration of refugees (those with the officially recognised status of international protection) and asylum seekers (those who have applied for international protection and are awaiting a decision). The objectives of the study are to: update information on legislation and practical arrangements in the first half of 2016; examine labour market integration in the context of receiving and supporting asylum seekers and refugees; explore the role of the social partners in this area. The study is based to a large extent on evidence collected via a questionnaire to Eurofound’s network of European correspondents in the EU28 Member States and Norway. The responses reflect a snapshot of current developments. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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