Skills and Migration

Skills and migration

The ETF’s approach to migration considers important interlinkages between migration, labour markets and skills development.

In the context of the European Commission's proposal for a New Pact on Migration and Asylum we support EU policies on legal migration; recognition of qualifications, validation of skills and competencies and prior learning; knowledge creation on skills profiles of migrants within partner countries and across partner countries; and addressing the root causes of migration by improving policies for skills development mechanisms.

In 2019 one third of migrants in the EU, accounting for approximately 10 million people, arrived from the top five neighbouring countriesMorocco, Turkey, Russian Federation, Algeria, and Ukraine. The migration profile of partner countries has transformed into a multifaceted, complex situation, including both emigration and immigration, and often transit flows through territories. Our communication campaign in December 2021 focuses on these critical issues for skills and migration.

We have been working on the skills dimensions of migration since 2007.