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21 Sep 2015

Policy Highlights - Summary of the Research Findings of the IOM Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts (LINET)

In order to inform migration policymaking, both at European and national levels, the IOM Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts (LINET) has carried out nine studies in the EU Member States and beyond. 

In its annual reports on employment and migration policy, Migration, Employment and Labour Market Integration Policies in the European Union 2000–2009, 2010 and 2011 LINET has been monitoring latest developments and trends as well as policy responses to migration by third-country nationals and their labour market integration in the EU Member States, Croatia, Norway and Turkey. The studies Migration and the Economic Crisis in the European Union: Implications for Policy (2010), Labour Shortages and Migration Policies (2012), Labour Market Inclusion of the Less Skilled Migrants in the European Union (2012), Recognition of Qualifications and Competences of Migrants (2013) and Improving Access to Labour Market Information for Migrants and Employers (2013) discussed specific areas of relevance and for specific policy intervention. 

This summary provides a concise overview of the content of all studies that have been carried out by the IOM LINET, with a focus on action-oriented findings which are relevant for public policy.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Setting the scene: Key figures and trends on labour migration and labour market integration by non-EU nationals in the European Union
  • Chapter 2 - Policy highlights: Improving the links between immigration and labour market needs
    1. Supporting the definition of immigration policy by labour market analysis.
    2. Operationalizing immigration policy and facilitating legal and ethical international recruitment.
    3. Fostering labour market integration of all migrants residing in the EU.
  • Conclusion
  • References