ALDA discussed the win-win strategies for migrants inclusion
Inclusion of migrants in labour markets and public life at the local level is one of the challenges tackled by ALDA and we therefore couldn’t miss a chance to participate in conference holding a title „Integrating migrants into the labour market: a win win situation for all“. The event took place on 25 June 2015 in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The third-country nationals immigrating into the EU to work, study or with the purpose of family reunification have generally lower rates of employment and activity than the native population and are facing a wide range of challenges and disadvantages while accessing the labour market. We discussed with the participants the need of transparent and harmonized admission procedures among the Member States; improvement in access to information, education and language support for migrants; implementation of appropriate legislation which prevent exploitation of vulnerable groups; recognition of foreigner qualifications; and implementation of the right of free movement for migrants legally residing in the EU territory.
The event is followed by the public consultation on Blue cards open to all citizens, organisations and third-country nationals. More information is available here.