Refugees’ labour market integration: challenges and initiatives to maximise potential
The conference will focus on the employment of refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection. Having a job will ease social integration, diminish reliance on social benefits and increase the possibility to find decent housing. Employed refugees will contribute to the social security system and their increased spending on consumer goods will be beneficial to the economy as a whole. Over time, this can help European countries to address demographic decline, ageing populations and shortages on the labour market, which will benefit both the refugees’ concerned and the host societies. The conference, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will take place on 15 October at 14.30.