Policy Analyst, MPI Europe
Liam Patuzzi is a Policy Analyst at MPI Europe, where he focuses on the labor-market integration of immigrants, innovative approaches to refugee inclusion, labor-migration management, and EU free movement.
He previously was a Research Officer and Analyst at ebb (Entwicklungsgesellschaft für berufliche Bildung) in Berlin, a consultancy in the area of integration, employment, and education policy. During an earlier stint at ebb in Cologne, Mr. Patuzzi was a Project Manager supporting the national coordination of Network IQ, a large governmental program aimed at advancing the validation of foreign professional qualifications and improving migrants’ participation in the German labor market.
Mr. Patuzzi holds a joint master's degree in social sciences, with a focus on globalization and migration, from the University of Freiburg, Germany and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He completed his bachelor's degree in philosophy at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy.
Fostering the social and economic inclusion of refugees has long been the domain of governments and NGOs. In the wake of the 2015–16 European migration and refugee crisis, however, new actors have emerged and taken on important roles in integrating newcomers. This report describes key discussions and takeaways from an MPI Europe conference on these developments.
Following the arrival of large numbers of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe from 2015 onwards, many nontraditional actors—from tech start-ups to social enterprises—pioneered solutions to foster the social and economic inclusion of newcomers. This conference reflects on how innovations for refugee inclusion can grow beyond pockets of good practice and inspire large-scale, long-term change.