Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

H2020 EU project. Call H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2017.
Despite the polarization in public and policy debates generated by the post-2014 fluxes of refugees, asylum applicants and migrants, European
countries need to work out an evidence-based way to deal with migration and asylum rather than a prejudice-based one. This project,
SIRIUS, builds on a multi-dimensional conceptual framework in which host country or political-institutional, societal and individual-related
conditions function either as enablers or as barriers to migrants’, refugees’ and asylum seekers’ integration via the labour market. SIRIUS has
three main objectives: A descriptive objective: To provide systematic evidence on post-2014 migrants, refugees and asylum applicants especially
women and young people and their potential for labour market employment and, more broadly, social integration. An explanatory objective: To
advance knowledge on the complexity of labour market integration for post-2014 migrants, refugees and asylum applicants, and to explore their
integration potential by looking into their spatial distribution (in relation to the distribution of labour demand across the labour market), while taking
into account labour market characteristics and needs in different country and socio-economic contexts. A prescriptive objective: To advance a
theoretical framework for an inclusive integration agenda, outlining an optimal mix of policy pathways for labour market integration including
concrete steps that Member States and other European countries along with the EU can take to ensure that migrant-integration policies and the
broader system of workforce-development, training, and employment programmes support new arrivals’ access to decent work opportunities and
working conditions. SIRIUS has a mixed methods approach and innovative dissemination plan involving online priority action networks, film
essays, festival, job fair and an applied game along with scientific and policy dialogue workshops and conferences.
AcronymSIRIUS
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/02/201831/01/2021

Research Output

  • 1 Book chapter
  • 1 Literature review

The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children

Pace, M., 2018, Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled. Pace, M. & Sen, S. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 8-19 12 p. (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Book review: Go back to where you came from: The backlash against immigration and the fate of Western democracy

Pace, M., 2017, In : Global Affairs. 3, 4-5, p. 487-488 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Podcast on the new Danish laws for 'ghettos'

Michelle Pace

03/07/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Sputnik discusses Danish migration policies with Professor Michelle Pace

Michelle Pace

03/07/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Young refugees just want to feel like normal youngsters

Michelle Pace

04/05/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media