Complementary Pathways for Adult Refugees: the Role of VET, Skills and Qualifications


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.


Duration 15/10/2018 - 03/06/2020
Funding EU

Department for Migration and Globalization

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Ass. Prof. Mag. Dr. Albert Kraler



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

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