EWSI integration dossier 2013

Recognition of Qualifications and Competencies

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EWSI Integration Dossier (2013)

In the context of a declining working-age population, the EU 2020 Strategy has set the target of a 75 per cent employment rate in the EU by 2020 and pinpointed the improvement of migrants’ access to the labour market as a key action in meeting this target. In this perspective, the New Agenda on Integration has called for services to “be developed with the aim to enable the recognition of qualifications and competences from the country of origin facilitating immigrants’ possibilities to take up employment which matches their skills”. The present Integration Dossier uses EWSI content to draw attention to emerging national policy trends on the recognition of qualifications and competencies, and to highlight promising practices and tools.