Migration, human capital and the labour market in North Macedonia: How they interact?

In 2020, the European Training Foundation (ETF), together with the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), launched a regional study entitled ‘Migration dynamics from a human capital perspective in the Western Balkans’. Its aim was to shed light on the triangular relationships between human capital formation, labour markets and migration, and to determine how the current functioning of the education system and labour market affect migration in each country.

As a result of the study, a country report “Migration, Human Capital and the Labour Market in North Macedonia: How they interact” was produced based on a common analytical framework developed by the ETF and wiiw.

The objective of the webinar is to present and discuss the main findings of the country study in a group of participants from relevant public institutions, researchers, civil society and donors in North Macedonia. Topics of discussion will include the educational/skill composition of Macedonian migrants, the reasons and types of recent migration flows, the impact of the labour market and educational structures on migrant composition and key policies to improve the triangular relationship between migration, education and labour markets.


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