Integration of migrants: Commission and OECD publish check list to support local, regional and national authorities
The European Commission and OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) published on 18 April 2018 a report that identifies the main challenges to the integration of migrants and sets out concrete policy recommendations in response.
Urban Academy on Integration: European Commission and City of Amsterdam organise training event on integration of migrants and refugees at the local level
On 17 and 18 April, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs) and the City of Amsterdam are hosting the first edition of the Urban Academy on Integration in Brussels. The event brings together practitioners in the fields of education and civil society - each with an integration dimension - from all over Europe.
Results of special Eurobarometer on integration of immigrants in the European Union
The European Commission published on 13 April 2018 the results of the special Eurobarometer survey 469 on "Integration of immigrants in the European Union"
According to the results only a minority (37%) of Europeans think that they are well informed about immigration and integration related matters. Respondents also tend to overestimate the number of non-EU immigrants: in 19 out of the 28 Member States, the estimated proportion of immigrants in the population is at least twice the actual proportion and in some countries the ratio is much is higher.
Short report of the 4th meeting of the European Migration Forum
Towards a more inclusive labour market for migrants: Seizing the potential by addressing the challenges
Brussels, 6-7 March 2018
The 4th meeting of the European Migration Forum brought together over 200 representatives from NGOs, local and regional authorities, national governments, the Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EESC hosted two days of detailed debates about the challenges and opportunities of integrating migrants into national labour markets in the European Union.
Integration of refugees: Commission joins forces with social and economic partners
Today the European Commission and the EU Social and Economic partners signed a 'European Partnership for Integration', laying down key principles and commitments to support and strengthen opportunities for refugees and migrants legally residing in the EU to integrate into the European labour market.
Brand new tool to monitor EU actions for integration
In June 2016, the European Commission adopted the Action Plan for the Integration of Third Country Nationals which sets out 50 actions to support Member States and other actors in their effort to foster migrant integration. In addition to five key thematic areas, further proposals aim at enhancing coordination, the use of funding and monitoring. One year later, an online tool to monitor the progress of its implementation is being launched on the European Website on Integration.
Integration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'. It is an off – and online web editor that will make it possible for non-EU nationals to present their skills, qualifications, and experiences in a way that is well understood by employers, education and training providers and organisations working with migrants across the whole European Union.
Commissioners Avramopoulos and Thyssen launch the initiative "Employers together for integration"
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen delivered opening remarks on the occasion of the launch of the initiative "Employers together for integration" at the second European Dialogue on Skills and Migration, taking place in the margins of the European Business Summit.