Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

News 27/06/2017

Peer Review on ‘Competence Check for the Labour Market Integration of Female Refugees’, Vienna (Austria), 26-27 June 2017

Labour market integration is a crucial factor for the overall integration process of refugees. The employment of female refugees allows them to contribute their skills to the economy, whilst also serving as a role model for their children and families. However, compared to their male counterparts, female refugees face additional gender-specific barriers to enter the labour market.

This Peer Review discussed measures that help refugees, particularly female refugees, to validate their skills and qualifications in order to find suitable employment. The event looked in particular at tailored support measures for female refugees, such as offering peer support or cooperation approaches between services to address individual barriers, such as child care needs or mobility issues.

The Peer Review was hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, as part of the Mutual Learning Services. It was attended by participants from the following countries: Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden.

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