Integrating migrants and refugees into the labour market: Commission and social and economic partners re-launch cooperation
Today, the Commission, trade unions, chambers of commerce and employers’ organisations are renewing their cooperation to enhance the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market.
In a joint statement issued today, they highlight areas for future focus, and express interest in cooperating further in the area of labour migration under the European Partnership on Integration launched in 2017.
The signatories reaffirm the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach for early integration into the labour market benefiting both refugees and the economy and society at large. An event will take place at 16.30 today with the participation of Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson and representatives from SME United, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Business Europe, Euro-chambers and the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest (CEEP) to mark the release of the joint statement.