This project evaluated the ease with which foreign-born workers within the European Union are able to establish themselves in destination-country labor markets during the first decade after arrival. The research evaluated the conditions under which new immigrants are able not only to find employment, but also to progress into middle-skilled jobs.
The first phase of the project included country case studies that consider the influence of individual characteristics and broader economic conditions on the employment prospects of foreign-born workers.
The second phase evaluated the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping immigrant workers overcome these barriers and move up into middle-skilled positions. The countries studied in this project are the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Read the project's final report: Aiming Higher: Policies to Get Immigrants into Middle-Skilled Work in Europe
The research series concluded with a day-long conference in Brussels in November 2014. For more on the conference, Better Work for Immigrants: Tackling Joblessness and Stunted Progression in the European Union, click here.