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Labour Market Integration of Third-Country Nationals in EU Member States: EMN Synthesis Report

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The study aims to provide an overview of existing labour market integration policies in Member States targeting third-country nationals. It focusses on current policies and those either recently implemented (as of 2014) or amended since 2014. It offers examples of promising labour market integration measures implemented by the public sector as well as tailored employment-related initiatives provided by the private sector.

The study focusses on legally-staying third-country nationals permitted to work in the EU Member States, with an emphasis on migrants who are first generation. This include those with a work permit and also those with the right to work, such as people holding residence permits for family reasons who are also allowed to take up employment. Specific measures only aimed at beneficiaries of international protection, asylum seekers and students/graduates were excluded from this study, as well as measures provided by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) without any (financial) involvement from the Member States.

This Synthesis Report was prepared on the basis of national contributions from 25 European Migration Network National Contact Points [1].

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[1] Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, , Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Author: European Migration Network
Publisher: Directorate General for Home Affairs, European Commission
Date of Publication: 12 February 2019
Geographical focus: Europe

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