Labour market integration of asylum seekers and refugees in main EU destination countries

Migration is one of the focus topics of European policies and a crucial issue for trade unions, as well. The refugee flow that reached Europe unprepared in 2015/2016 needs further supporting policies. Individual member states are affected by the different flows and types of migration. This project coordinated by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) focus on the main receiving countries of asylum seekers in the EU15 (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands), analyzing major policies regarding the access to welfare services and access to employment. The aim of the project will be an ETUI book publication on the labour market integration of refugees.

Start date: 01/02/2019
Finish date: 01/02/2020
Principal investigator: Alejandro Godino
Research team: Daniel Barrientos


Godino, Alejandro; Barrientos Sánchez, Daniel (2021): Permitted to work but lacking opportunities to integrate – asylum seekers and refugees on the mezzanine in Spain. A: Betwixt and between: Integrating refugees into the EU labour market. p. 219-245. Brussels: ETUI.

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