The aim of the project is to increase the evidence base which can support policy- and decision-making in EU MS in designing and implementing complementary pathway mechanisms for admission of adult refugees from a first host country (both EU and non-EU) to an EU country through use of VET, skills and qualifications. The study will result in the identification of such mechanisms and of the conditions for their development and expansion. The study builds on four Work Assignments (WA) that serve the above-mentioned overall objective: WA 1 explores how VET, skills and qualifications may support complementary pathway mechanisms from a legal and theoretical perspective as well as assessing existing schemes through case studies. WA 2 analyses the role of VET, skills and qualifications in the implementation of the EU Relocation Programme. Finally, in WA 3.1 and WA 3.2, a theoretical complementary pathway mechanism supported by VET, skills and qualifications is developed and tested in practice.
CEDEFOP (2019). Creating lawful opportunities for adult refugee labour market mobility. A conceptual framework for a VET, skills and qualifications-based complementary pathway to protection. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg
Are skills the trick? Skills as a basis for a purposeful and safe mobility scheme for refugees complementary to traditional forms of durable solutions
16th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Malmö, Sweden, 26.06.2019
Theoretical Framework for a Skills Based Complementary Pathway to Protection - a project funded by the EU Agency “European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)"
Skills based Complementary Pathways to Protection for Refugees and/or Asylum Seekers in Europe - Round Table, ICMPD Head Quarters, Wien, Österreich, 14.12.2018
Introductory presentation, Building a Complementary Pathway for Adult Refugees with the use of VET, Skills and Qualifications
Expert workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 01.10.2018