Pathways for the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers




Fostering Opportunities of Refugee Workers (FORWORK) is a pilot project aimed at the labour market integration of asylum seekers and refugees hosted in reception centers (CAS) in Piedmont (Italy) and Albania. Under this project, ITCILO identified 10 and functioning practices of labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers from other EU countries, including institutional approaches for multi-partner engagement in programme and service delivery.

Under the scope of this exercise, functioning practices are understood as “successful initiatives or model projects that make an outstanding, sustainable, and innovative contribution to the issue at hand”. Based on criteria such as effectiveness, innovation, sustainability and potential of replicability, 6 outstanding functioning practices were systematized and will be presented in the share fair event organized by the ITCILO.

On-line Share Fair Event

An on-line webinar will be conducted aiming at encouraging participants to reflect on existing practices implemented to foster the socio-economic integration of refugees and asylum seekers into the EU labour market. Participants who have been engaged with effective and innovative practices will have the chance to share knowledge acquired in the implementation and also to list the strategies used to overcome some of the challenges.


  • Strengthen the dissemination of distinguishing functioning practices already implemented or currently under implementation at the EU level to support the economic integration of asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Distil lessons learned with the view to developing pathways for the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers and scaling interventions.


14:00-14:15Welcome wordsANPAL, ITCILO
14:15-15:15Economic integration processes: challenges and opportunitiesILO expert
15:30-17:00Discussion of EU functioning practicesRepresentatives from EU cases

When and Where

Date: 8th September 2021
Time: 14:00 to 17:00 (CET time)
Venue: On-line


English and Italian (simultaneous interpretation)


Registration will be open to all people interested through the above registration form.