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21 Sep 2015

Recognition of Qualifications and Competences of Migrants

The study Recognition of Qualifications and Competences of Migrants investigates the existing national practices for assessing, validating and recognizing formal, non-formal and informal learning of migrants based on selected experiences within and outside the European Union (EU). The study reviews national practices against the complex requirements of modern labour markets and differing needs of various skill groups of migrants. While taking into account latest developments in skills assessment procedures, set-up of bilateral or multilateral recognition frameworks and introduction of pre-migration measures, it explores policy approaches to counteract brain waste of different groups of migrants resident in the EU Member States.

  • Overview of findings
    1. Introduction
    2. Objectives and methodology
    3. Definitions and conceptual issues regarding recognition of foreign qualifications and competences
    4. Validating and recognizing foreign qualifications and competences: Challenges and good practices
    5. Labour market outcomes of recognition of qualifications for third-country nationals
    6. Policy recommendations
    7. References
  • Country studies
    • Part I. Good practices and recommendations from selected EU Member States
      • Denmark
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Sweden
      • United Kingdom
    • Part II. Good practices and recommendations from non-EU Settlement Countries
      • Australia
      • Canada