Studying enablers and barriers in labour market integration dynamics for non- EU migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: the SIRIUS conceptual framework
This paper elaborates the conceptual framework that underpins the SIRIUS project. SIRIUS adopts a multi-dimensional understanding of ‘labour market integration’ in which an individual’s capacity to seek (and retain) employment is determined by a concurrent set of factors located at three different analytical levels: at the macro-(legal/institutional/policy), meso-(organizational) and micro- (individual). From this perspective, the legal and political-institutional, societal and individual-related conditions function either as enablers or as barriers that affect the labour market access of non-EU migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in European countries.Therefore, SIRIUS's multi-dimensional conceptual framework unfolds through a
sequence of six research work packages that comprise a coherent set of component actions addressing: a) macro-level barriers and enablers: labour market and, more generally, economic barriers and enablers (WP1), legal provisions (WP2), specific public policies (WP3); b) meso-level barriers and enablers: civil society (WP4), social partners (WP5), and; c) micro-level individual barriers and enablers (WP6).