Lunch Seminar: Labor Market Integration Policies for Highly Skilled Refugees in Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands

  • Date: –13:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Lecturer: Micheline van Riemsdijk
  • Organiser: he Network Newcomers and Integration (Nätverket Nyanlända och Integration) at Uppsala University.
  • Contact person: Sara Hurtig
  • Seminarium

Micheline van Riemsdijk is an Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University. Her research agenda is defined by the governance of international migration, labor market integration, and the workplace integration of highly skilled migrants.

Micheline leads a Forte-funded research project on the Social integration of highly skilled refugees in Sweden, which includes PhD student Ioanna Blasko. Highly skilled refugees possess skills that are in high demand but they face considerable obstacles in finding employment commensurate with their education and skills. The project studies the experiences of highly skilled refugees, educators, employers, and other actors, and the national and local-level policies and initiatives that govern the integration process.
Micheline will discuss labor market integration policies for highly skilled refugees in Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands, three countries that received a large number of refugees in 2015 and 2016. The seminar is open to everyone who would like to learn more about the topic (university employees, students, and the general public).

If you would like to read more before the seminar you can find information on the Department of Social and Economic Geography's website about social integration of highly skilled refugees in Sweden

This lunch seminar is arranged by the Network Newcomers and Integration (Nätverket Nyanlända och Integration) at Uppsala University. The lunch seminar will be held on Zoom.

Zoom link to the seminar: uu-se.zoom.us/j/7145944126

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