EMN Belgian NCP conference on labour market participation of beneficiaries of international protection
The Belgian Contact Point of the EMN organised a conference on labour market participation of beneficiaries of international protection. The event took place on the 8th of November in Brussels (Résidence Palace).
Integration of beneficiaries of international protection into the labour market is currently a key challenge in the EU and its Member States.
The Belgian National Contact Point to the European Migration Network (BE EMN NCP) produced a thematic report on labour market access and participation of beneficiaries of international protection. The report also focuses on labour market integration support measures. Due to high interest in this issue amongst policy makers, stakeholders and the wider public, the BE EMN NCP decided to organise a conference on this topic.
During the conference the findings of the thematic EMN study were presented and the practice and regulation in Belgium was compared to those in Germany and the Netherlands.
Furthermore, leading experts in the field from the European Commission, OECD and Migration Policy Institute shared their insights on the matter.
Also an overview of the developments at the regional level, including on integration policy and support measures to promote the labour market participation was presented.
During a panel debate, experts from the field, civil society, programme managers from employment services and employer organisations and a refugee provided an outline of the practical obstacles beneficiaries of international protection and employers are confronted with. The panelists also shared their views on how to overcome these challenges.
The conference succeeded in bringing together experts and a wide range of stakeholders active at the European, national, regional and local level in order to exchange know-how and best practices.
Some pictures taken during the event can be found via this link:
Programme and PowerPointpresentations
The Programme and the Powerpoint presentations can be found below