02 June 2023

Policy Briefs

The talent that refugees possess is often overlooked in policy and public discussions. Skills-based policies such as complementary labour pathways, which facilitate refugee labour mobility, can bring tangible benefits for refugees, receiving employers and economies, and countries of first asylum. This policy brief, based on desk research and interviews with dozens of stakeholders, shares policy options for expanding complementary labour pathways in the EU.


Martin Wagner (Senior Policy Advisor, Asylum), Caitlin Katsiaficas (Policy Analyst), and Tereza Matos (Consultant) work in ICMPD’s Policy Unit.