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Helping non-EU nationals integrate into the labour market

World Refugee Day: The Commission releases the EU Skills Profile Tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market.

Integration of non-EU nationals into the labour market is one of the most important challenges EU faces, especially in light of the past, current and future inflow of refugees and asylum seekers.

The cost of non-integration is far greater in the long run than the cost of effective integration policies, and in light of digitalisation and an ageing society, Europe has an interest in becoming an attractive destination for the talent our economies need.

This is the reason why, on the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day celebrated today, the European Commission presented the EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals.

It is an off – and online web editor that will make it possible for non-EU nationals to present their skills, qualifications, and experiences in a way that is well understood by employers, education and training providers and organisations working with migrants across the whole European Union.

The Skills Profile Tool will be a first instrument for reception centres, integration services, public employment services and other organisations offering services to non-EU nationals to make sure their skills and education are recognised, and to further guide them to training, education or employment.

In addition to giving an overview of a non-EU national's skills profile – comparable with a CV – the tool helps migration organisations to identify individuals' specific needs for integration into the labour market.

The Skills Profile Tool will simplify the process of matching jobseekers to vacancies.

Source: EU Commission News

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