Two ESF projects among the winners of the RegioStars Awards 2018
A social housing project in Ostrava, Czech Republic and a project on social integration of refugees in Murcia, Spain were rewarded as some of this year's best Cohesion Policy projects.
Intégration des réfugiés: la Commission s'associe aux partenaires sociaux et économiques
La Commission européenne et les partenaires sociaux et économiques européens CES, BusinessEurope, UAPME, CEEP et Eurochambres ont signé un «partenariat européen pour l'intégration» qui énonce les principes de base et les engagements en vue de soutenir et de renforcer les possibilités offertes aux réfugiés et aux migrants qui résident légalement dans l'Union de s'intégrer dans le marché du travail européen.
Peer Review on ‘Integration of Refugees into the Labour Market’, Berlin (Germany), 11-12 October 2017
This Peer Review discussed the measures being implemented in some Member States to facilitate early and sustainable labour market integration of refugees. The focus of the Peer Review is crucial for those countries that face high inflows of asylum seekers and that aim to ensure a successful and sustainable integration of these groups into their societies.
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.