GES Video: Chances of Migration
Integrating refugees into the labor market is a big challenge. There are many formal barriers, for one. Refugees without asylum won’t be assigned a German language course and can’t work for the first months after their arrival. Such restrictions seem petty given the demographic shifts brought by Germany’s aging population. Most of the refugees are young and could do the blue-collar jobs that Europeans spurn. Experts are convinced that refugees are a great opportunity for the economy.
Please find more information about the discussion of migration at GES 2015 in the corresponding session ‘Migrants Knocking on Europe’s Doors: Towards a Coherent Response to Irregular Immigration.’