Relocation 2.0: tying adult refugee skills to labour market demand


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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)


This Cedefop policy brief is based on an empirical piece of work carried out in Greece and Portugal. The work tested if, and under what conditions, intra-EU relocation of refugees based on skills and labour market needs in countries of relocation may work. The central element of a skills-based solution is matching refugees' skills and qualifications with labour market needs in a potential receiving country that offers adult refugees a clear perspective of employment and a clear route to self-reliance. Such skills-based solutions to protection would offer an additional pathway to refugees...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Qualifications; Governance

Keywords: Refugees; Labour mobility; Skill needs; Skills mismatch; Employment opportunity; Employability; Talent management; Employers; Human capital; Social capital; Access to education and training; Skill certification; Pilot project; European Union; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Greece; Portugal; Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2022

Physical description: 19 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 138.647

ISBN: 9789289632850

ISSN: 2529-3397

A related publication, 'Creating lawful opportunities for adult refugee labour market mobility: a conceptual framework for a VET, skills and qualifications-based complementary pathway to protection', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 138.647.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.354

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