The longer the wait, the more difficult it becomes

Integration can not be postponed: This brings out a conference addressing the opportunities and challenges related to the integration of refugees into the labour markets, held in Brussels on 18 November. An issue also the SRC is engaged in and will be discussed inter alia on the occasion of the 6th Swiss Asylum Symposium held on 21/22 January 2016 in Berne.

ECRE, Brussels, November 2015 – At a conference organised by the International Labour Organisation in Brussels this week, representatives from international organisations, civil society, EU institutions and the private business sector came together to discuss the integration of refugees in the labour market. Speakers were unanimous in recognising the absolute importance of employment in the integration process, identified by refugees themselves – together with housing – as a key aspect. …