(05 October 2016) – A new study published by Bertelsmann Stiftung explores the policies that specifically address refugee labour market integration and to what extent these policies are put into practice in nine EU Member States.
Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom were selected according to three criteria: the relative weight of refugees in the resident population, the existence of a tradition of integrating migrants and their demographic weight.
A comparative review and detailed analysis of close to a hundred measures adopted in these countries was carried out, providing a unique basis of knowledge for informed policy-making and helping to identify what strategies work and which do not. T
he analysis in this study points to the need for increased multilevel coordination, the conditions for success of private-public partnerships, evidence for the effectiveness of introduction programmes and the adequate sequence of work integration and language learning.