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‘From Refugees to Workers’: New study on labour market integration of refugees


Integrating the more than one million refugees who have come to Europe since 2015 is a key challenge for the future of the continent. Labour market integration is crucial in making that integration succeed and in turning the refugee crisis into an economic boost for Europe. Now, what are EU Member States doing to facilitate that process? The Bertelsmann Stiftung has just published a study carried out by the Migration Policy Centre at the Schuman Centre of the European University Institute. The study looks at refugee labour-market integration support measures (REFMISMES) throughout the European Union.

A lecture on “Mediterranean Migration: Crisis and Responses” by Philippe Fargues

Mediterranean Migration: Crisis and Responses

A lecture on “Mediterranean Migration: Crisis and Responses” by Philippe Fargues, Summer school Quo Vadis Europa: entre la integración y la desintegración – Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo – Santander September 1st 2016 (in French).

Migration Summer School brought together academics and practitioners of 22 nationalities


From 27 June to 8 July, the MPC hosted 39 participants representing 22 nationalities for the 11th edition of the annual Migration Summer School. This year’s interdisciplinary programme was entitled “Approaches to International Migration at Origin and Destination: Theories, Policies and Methods for Analysis”. Participants were a mix of Ph.D. students in the field of migration, and practitioners from international organisations, national governments and NGOs. With a combination of theoretical, methodological, policy-oriented and case-study sessions, more than 20 scholars and lecturers in demography, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology and law provided an overview of the main international-migration topics, research developments and policy debates. For more information about the MPC Summer Schools and the programme click here.


The Migration Policy Centre based at the European University Institute, Florence, conducts advanced research on global migration to serve migration governance needs at the European level, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society.

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