Labour market participation of refugees and asylum seekers in Brussels: innovation and institutional complementarity

Adèle Garnier, Annaelle Piva

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Following the arrival of many asylum seekers in 2015-2016, the participation of asylum seekers and refugees in the labour market has become a major political concern. In Brussels, this issue is part of a context of structural unemployment affecting non-European populations in particular, and of an employment support policy which is opposed to targeted measures for refugees and asylum seekers. In order to address these challenges, organisations which work to promote the participation of refugees and asylum seekers in the labour market must innovate. This article focuses on four recent initiatives and how they fit into pre-existing institutional dynamics, in order to provide an analysis which complements the literature on the “Brussels institutional puzzle”.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalBrussels Studies
Issue number135
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2019

Bibliographical note

Also published in French and Dutch.
'Participation au marché du travail des réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile à Bruxelles : Innovation et complémentarité institutionnelle'. DO: 10.4000/brussels.2707
'Deelname aan de arbeidsmarkt van vluchtelingen en asielzoekers in Brussel: Innovatie en institutionele complementariteit'. DOI: 10.4000/brussels.2728

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  • refugees
  • laobur market
  • employment support services
  • Brussels
  • innovation


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