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Integrating refugees into the labour market: turning the crisis into an opportunity

Seminar - EESC, JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium

The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee organised a public seminar on “Integrating refugees into the labour market: turning the crisis into an opportunity” on Monday, 22 February 2016 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the EESC in Brussels.

The event was organised in cooperation with the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) and highlighted factors which facilitate the employment of refugees, as employees or entrepreneurs. Speakers included researchers, MEPs and representatives of civil society, who will showcased a series of good practices from the grassroots level.

The seminar offered a wide range of views on best practices and challenges in this field and contributes to the extensive work of the EESC in the migration/asylum/integration area, particularly to the opinion SOC/532 on Integration of Refugees (rapporteur Ms. Schweng, co-rapporteur Mr Gkofas), the work of the IMI permanent study group and the European Migration Forum.

Conclusions of the event will soon be published on these web pages.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Ana Dumitrache by e‑mail (ana.dumitrache@eesc.europa.eu) or by telephone (+32 (0)2 546.81.31).