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Centre of Migration Research

Forced migrants on the local labour markets


May 19, 14:00-16:00  (CET)

Dr Sara Bojarczuk , Dr Karolina Łukasiewicz

Migration Policies Research Unit  &  Socio-Cultural Research Unit, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
Union of Polish Metropolises
Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

During the first two and a half months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th 2022, almost  6 million people left the country. Polish cities, NGOs and ordinary residents faced an unprecedented challenge in Europe’s post-war history to address their needs. Large cities, and increasingly also small towns learn how to respond to the needs of a growing population of 3.2  million forced migrants who crossed Polish borders, providing them with shelter,  education, employment, healthcare system and social services.  This series of CMR Webinars “Migration and Cities. Managing the crisis”  aims at discussing major challenges experienced by Polish local administrations, NGOs and other stakeholders who serve forced migrants and identifying solutions that worked well in other contexts.

The webinar “Forced migrants on the local labour markets” will focus on facilitating the access and integration of forced migrants in the labour markets.  First, the panellists engaged in labour market services for forced migrants from Ukraine to Poland will discuss the main challenges they experience.  Next, the panellists with expertise in migrants’ labour market integration from other countries will discuss the most successful tools they use, which could be lessons learned for Polish cities.

Beata Tryc, Director of  Labour Office of the Capital City of Warsaw
Elise Herzig, Executive Director. JIAS Toronto
Pascal Beckers, Associate Professor of Migrant Inclusion, Employment and Housing,  Director Research & Valorization Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI), Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University