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Increasing Migrant Labour Participation in NL

arbeidsparticipatie 1IOM and the Dutch Demographic Society hosted a seminar and networking event on 9 March in The Hague. The event brought together employers, experts, migrants, academics and other stakeholders to discuss the current state of migrant employment in the Netherlands.
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The event outlined the challenges to improve labour market participation of residence permit holders. A key element of the programme addressed the challenges faced by employers and migrants alike to recognize foreign-earned skills and qualifications. IOM presented its Skills2Work initiative, which focuses on skills recognition in nine European member states.

The seminar was followed by a reception and market place event where promising initiatives in support of migrants and employers were presented. Integration of migrants is one of IOM’s core activities. To learn more about our integration activities, please click here.
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