Vocational education and training (VET) programmes can help connect migrants with the labour market and find jobs matching their skills and qualifications. However, considering the growing numbers of both asylum seekers and refugees, there is a need to upscale, adapt and reinvent VET programmes. Efforts to step up education and training provision and broaden access can be observed across the EU, be it through language courses, cultural and ICT training, work-based learning, career guidance, entrepreneurship support, internships or work placements. Many countries have sought to facilitate migrant integration by introducing entirely new features to their systems, including automated self-assessments, fast-track procedures and local community training supported by mentors. Securing sufficient funds and the necessary infrastructure for such measures can be challenging, even for countries with well-developed systems.

DOI: 10.2801/3708
ISSN: 1831-2411
ISBN: 9789289623001, 9789289622998