4. Links

The Migration Policy Institute, based in Washington, recently published “Tackling Brain Waste: Strategies to Improve the Recognition of Immigrants’ Foreign Qualifications“. The report was produced as part of an EU-funded project on the Transatlantic Labour Market. Available here.

Good video from Canada which neatly summarises the issues REALISE is concerned with, thanks to Stephan Henau for spotting it:

CEDEFOP publication on mismatch between employment and skills/educational levels in Migrants and Minorities. Main points of its conclusions: policies should focus on migrants from non-Member States; migration should be put in a more positive light; development and a better implementation of common standards are needed for the recognition of qualifications; improving job access should be a high priority; public employment services could play an important role; employers should give workers more autonomy and give both migrants greater training opportunities. Click here

European Commission Communication ‘European Agenda for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals‘ July 2011; it supports the main suppositions of REALISE and emphasises that integration happens primarily at the local level, Click here

Website of the European integration fund – DG Home Affairs of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/funding/integration/funding_integration_en.htm

Website of Europe 2020 strategy – European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm

Europe 2020 related country-specific recommendations of the European Commission, to support member states in delivering growth and jobs concerning sound public finances and policy measures to boost growth and jobs (Final versions approved by the Council):

Findings of study in Canada by the Institute for Work and Health: “immigrants working in jobs for which they are over-qualified are more likely to report declines in their mental health
http://www.iwh.on.ca/at-work/64/over-qualified-immigrants-at-risk-of-poorer-mental-health
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