The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) is organising an online conference on innovative approaches to integration and inclusion of migrants.
European Commission President von der Leyen highlighted a fresh start on asylum and migration. On 23 September 2020, a proposal for a new Pact on Migration and Asylum was published reflecting a comprehensive European approach to migration. Among other initiatives, a new Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion for the period 2021-2024 is foreseen to be adopted by the end of the year.
The conference will have a forward-looking perspective and will offer an opportunity to exchange innovative practices on labour market and social inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant background, in particular those facing specific obstacles such as women or the low-skilled, and will tackle policy area such as skills assessment and development. It will also reflect on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the labour market integration and social inclusion of migrants.
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The conference aims to bring together up to 130 policy experts on integration and inclusion of migrants from national administrations, representatives of civil society, the European Commission and umbrella economic and social partner organisations.