Mutual Learning Conference on "Sustainable inclusion of migrants into society and labour market"

We plan to attend the Mutual Learning Conference on "Sustainable inclusion of migrants into society and labour market"

Date: 12/04/2019

Start time: 09:30

End time: 16:15


Hotel Metrople Brussels, Place De Brouckère 31, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Event description

The Mutual Learning Conference aims to deepen the cooperation among Member States and to promote effective tools to manage the inclusion of third-country nationals into society and labour market. The Conference will offer an opportunity to identify and learn from promising practices in this area and thus develop solutions to address and strengthen the implementation of the European Agenda for Migration.

The outcomes and deliverables from the Conference will contribute to the EU comprehensive approach on migration as well as to the identification of the upcoming financial priorities in this area concerning the upcoming programming period 2021-2027.

The Conference will bring together up to 150 policy makers, Managing Authorities and programme managers from national administrations as well as the EC officials and relevant representatives of civil society and umbrella social partners' organisations.

Discussion themes

The plenary sessions are intended to provide an overview of different models of integrated delivery of services and tailored support, coordination among services and mainstreaming integration approaches. These sessions will discuss how such integrated approaches can be instrumental for Member States to reinforce synergies between different national and EU funding.

The aim of the four parallel workshops is to showcase promising practices at national and local levels and discuss forward-looking approaches to foster sustainable inclusion of migrants.

The workshops will focus on the following themes:

Workshop 1: Lessons learned to move forward

During the workshops participants will examine the available evaluations of policies and promising projects outcomes implemented in the Member States and identify good practice tools and measures.

Workshop 2: Labour market integration: creating sustainable employment opportunities

Participants will discuss the role of employers and PES good practice, preventing drop-out from employment programmes, and effective involvement of social economy organisations.

Workshop 3: Education and skills for the inclusion of migrants

The panel will address skills recognition and validation as an essential step towards the labour market, others: ECEC, VET, LLL, upskilling…

Workshop 4: Social inclusion of the most vulnerable migrants

The panel will address challenges and good practices in provision of social assistance and services to those most vulnerable, e.g. unaccompanied minors, migrant women, victims of torture.