Challenges of policy coordination for third-country nationals (Eurofund)
This Eurofund report examines how policies in the areas of migration, the labour market and integration are coordinated within EU Member States, with a specific focus on the role of the social partners and local-level initiatives.
Migration is a major policy concern at national and European level. However, while Member States have put in place specific regulations to deal with certain aspects, the overall architecture of migration-related policies is perceived as a challenge. In recent months, the significant inflow of refugees has profoundly changed the situation in Europe. Most countries have been grappling with how to respond to the immediate needs of asylum seekers in a comprehensive and coordinated way, while taking into account the longer-term issue of integration. Member States are beginning to realise the need for greater coherence between immigrant integration policies and for specific measures to attract migrants.
This report examines how policies in the areas of migration, the labour market and integration are coordinated within Member States. More particularly, the report focuses on the role of social partners in policy planning and implementation and on policy coordination at the local level. The report also examines how States monitor and evaluate migration, labour market and integration policies.
The report ends with a brief overview of the key findings and some policy pointers.
The full report (in English) in available here.