WP3 - Policy Barriers and Enablers

WP3

The aim of WP3 is to identify and assess policy factors facilitating or hindering the access and integration of post-2014 migrants, including asylum seekers and refugees into the labour market, by examining specific policy discourses and public policies in each of the countries studied and their variations, thus grasping the macro-level dimension of the subject qualitatively and intensively.

WP3 will undertake a review of the policy discourses on the inflow of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and their connection with labour market integration issues. Partners will explore those issues that are highest on the policy agendas and debates in relation to the labour market access and integration of post-2014 migrants, including asylum seekers and refugees in order to understand how the frames and views of actors can act as 'barriers' and 'enablers' and how they affect and mediate current and planned policy responses. Partners will investigate how policy-makers and more generally policy actors perceive and frame issues of integration so as to appraise the consistency between actual policy responses and policy rhetoric. The position of the EU as a relevant actor in the public domain will be assessed in each country under study in the project.

Moreover a systematic identification and categorization of policies, measures and interventions that are intended to facilitate labour market access for migrants, refugees asylum seekers will be conducted in all SIRIUS countries. Their ‘strengths and weaknesses’ will be assessed and an inventory of best practices will be compiled.