SIRIUS Project - Findings: Labour Market and Legal barriers and enablers

WP Reports

Today we are happy to publish our WP1 and WP2 SIRIUS reports and policy brief. 

WP1 - Labour Market Barriers and Enablers

The main objective of the first phase of Working Package 1 was to assess labour market characteristics in each of the project’s economies so as to investigate whether the various countries have the capacity to absorb the post-2014 arrival of MRAs. In this context, an investigation of the factors that affect the labour market dynamics was conducted, where the key sectors and occupations in each labour market were uncovered. To do so, Panel data and Dynamic Panel data were employed, for uncovering the statistically significant factors that affect the labour dynamics in each economy, and index analysis was conducted in order to reveal the key sectors and occupations in each economy. Furthermore, the characteristics of the post-2014 MRAs in the SIRIUS countries were also analysed to discuss whether they contribute either positively or negatively towards MRAs employment opportunities and therefore to their integration in the respective labour markets. In this context, we statistically assessed the post-2014 MRAs flows compared to those MRAs who were already part of the labour market of each economy, and using a probabilistic Panel Data model we assessed how the characteristics of MRAs affect their probability of being integrated into the various labour markets.

If you want to know more about  WP1 findings and download the full report please visit here.

If you want to read policy implications and recommendations deriving by WP1, don't miss the related policy brief that you can download here.

WP2 - Legal Barriers and Enablers

The main objective of Working Package 2 was to assess how far legal frameworks of migration and asylum work as enablers or obstructers of non-EU migrants, refugees and asylum applicants’ (MRAAs) integration in European labour markets across the seven countries studied in SIRIUS (the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). To fulfil such a main objective, the was organised in three principal streams of activities: (1) gathering and critically analysing information on the political, legal and institutional context of migration governance, and illustrating national cases through country reports, and the EU framework legislation in the EU report; (2) comparing the national case-studies and discussing the outcome in a comparative; report and (3) retrieving and systematizing a number of indicators available in the most relevant databases in order to create an ad hoc dataset on socio-economic, cultural, political and legal indicators on migration covering all SIRIUS countries.

If you want to know more about the WP2 findings and download the full report please visit here.