Tuesday, 11th of December

EMN study “Labour market integration of third-country nationals in Latvia”

The national report of Latvia on Labour Market Integration of Thrid-County Nationals has been published.

The overall aim of the study is to inform the target audience (e.g. practitioners, policy officers and decision-makers at both EU and national level including academic researchers and the general public), and the Commission on the application of integration measures for third-country nationals across Member States, excluding measures that are only designed for beneficiaries of international protection, asylum seekers and students/graduates. The focus is on labour market integration measures, identifying existing policies and examples of good or promising practices from public and private sectors.

More specifically the study aims to:

  • Provide an overview of existing general and labour market integration policies in Member States targeting third-country nationals and focussing on those that have either been implemented recently (as of 2014) or that have been changed since 2014. To the extent possible, the study seeks to identify examples of good or promising practices concerning policies on labour market such as access, participation or the provision of employment-related support measures.
  • Examine which labour market integration measures Member States offer, their main components and involvement of other parties (e. g. NGOs, private sector, authorities and social services at various levels of governance) and present examples of good or promising individual labour market integration measures; Explore selected examples of tailored employment-related integration measures to third-country nationals provided specifically by the private sector, as private companies are most to likely facilitate labour market integration of third-country nationals through employment.

It is important to note that the study focuses on presenting Member States’ different practices and identifying, to the extent possible, which policies/programmes related to labour market integration work well. The study does not aim to be an evaluation of labour market integration in different Member States.