POLICY BRIEF N.6 SEPTEMBER 2020
The main purpose of WP6 which is the research work underpinning this policy brief was to understand nuances and dynamics of labour market integration (LMI) from the insider (Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers--MRAs’) perspective. It had the three following objectives: to analyse MRAs’ insights into barriers and enablers of LMI; to analyse the difference/similarity between the official knowledge about LMI and the MRAs’ experiences on the ground; and to create a comprehensive narrative of LMI that would present the findings to wider, non-academic audiences.
The policy brief presents findings from a four-month long process of field work of interviews with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We have conducted 100 semi structured narrative-biographic interviews with post-2014 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in 7 countries, namely: 16 interviews in Greece; 10 in Italy; 11 in Switzerland, Finland and the UK each; 14 in the Czech Republic; and 27 in Denmark.