EMN Focussed Study 2015: Integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection into the labour market: policies and good practices, June 2016

EMN Focussed Study 2015: Integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection into the labour market: policies and good practices

Executive Summary:
The significant rise in asylum applications lodged in the EU in recent years has placed the integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection at the top of the political agenda. Labour market integration is of particular importance to beneficiaries, but also for Member States as they struggle to cope with ageing populations and labour market shortages, and therefore for the achievement of a prosperous, cohesive and inclusive EU society1 . This Study examined the following: (i) labour market access rights for beneficiaries of international protection both in legislation and in practice;
(ii) the availability of employment-related support measures for beneficiaries;
(iii) good practices and obstacles in Member States’ policies related to beneficiaries’ labour market access and participation;
(iv) differences in the treatment of the different statuses (i.e. refugee status, subsidiary protection and humanitarian protection). The main findings are set out below.

This Study was part of the 2015-2016 EMN Work Programme and it was prepared on the basis of National Contributions from 24 EMN NCPs (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) according to a Common Template developed by the EMN and followed by EMN NCPs to ensure, to the extent possible, comparability.

For more please see:
Synthesis Report for the EMN Focussed Study 2015: Integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection into the labour market: policies and good practices, June 2016

Slovenian National Report on Integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection into the labour market: policies and good practices, February 2016.