International migration policies and data

Seminar on the integration of immigrants into the labour market, Lisbon 15 June 2007

 

Seminar on the integration of immigrants
into the labour market

AgendaPublication

 

A seminar on the integration of immigrants into the labour market, jointly organised by the Portuguese Authorities (ACIME, High Commission for Immigration and Ethnic Minorities) and the OECD, was hosted by the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon on 15 June 2007. This seminar examined different measures to assess and enhance the human capital of immigrants, to help immigrants and their children to get better access to jobs and to combat discrimination and promote diversity.

 

Introductory remarks by Mr. John Martin (Director of DELSA, OECD)

 

Agenda

09:15‑09:45

Welcome by:

 

Mário Mesquita (Member of the Executive Council of the Luso-American Foundation, FLAD), José António Vieira da Silva (Portuguese Minister for Employment and Social Solidarity), and John Martin (Director of DELSA, OECD)

 

Overview of the labour market integration of immigrants in OECD countries by Georges Lemaître (OECD) and Thomas Liebig (OECD)

 

09:45‑10:30

Session I: Assessing and enhancing the human capital of immigrants

Chair:  Roberto Carneiro (Coordinator of the Portuguese Immigration Observatory)

 

 

Issues for discussion

 

 

Selection for success (Steve Davis, Australia)

 

 

Recognition and transferability of foreign qualifications and work experience (Elizabeth Ruddick, Canada)

 

10:30-10:50

General Debate

 

10:50‑11:15

Coffee Break

 

11:15‑12:15

Session II: Getting a foothold in the labour market

Chair: John Martin (OECD)

 

 

Issues for discussion

 

 

Structure of the labour market in Germany: Overview (Dagmar Feldgen, Germany)

 

 

Targeting effective labour market measures at immigrants (Heino Jespersen, Denmark; Lena Schröder, Sweden)

 

 

Integration of immigrant youth in difficult situations (Patrick Aubert, France)

 

12:15‑13:00

General debate

 

13:00‑14:30

Lunch hosted by the FLAD

 

14:30‑15:30

Session III: Combating discrimination and promoting diversity

Chair: Nadia Marot (France)

 

 

Issues for discussion

 

 

Anti-discrimination policies
(Lena Schröder,
Sweden)

Hiring practices (Kay Hampton, Commission for Racial Equality, United Kingdom)

 

 

Effective diversity measures
(Michiel Van der Voorde, Belgium)

 

15:30‑16:00

General debate

 

16:00‑16:30

Coffee Break

 

16:30‑17:30

Panel discussion: Perspectives for integration policy

Chair: H.E Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues (Ambassador, Head of the Portuguese Delegation to the OECD)

 

 

Rui Marques (ACIME), Martine Durand (Deputy Director of DELSA, OECD) and Roland Schneider (TUAC, Trade Union Advisory Committee)

 

17:30-17:45

Closing session

Pedro Silva Pereira (Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers)

H.E Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues (Ambassador, Head of the Portuguese Delegation to the OECD)

Mário Mesquita (Member of the Executive Council of the Luso-American Foundation, FLAD)

Rui Marques (ACIME)

John Martin (Director of DELSA, OECD)

 

 

Publication

The OECD synthesis report based on the reviews of the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in four countries (Australia, Denmark, Germany and Sweden) was presented during the seminar. The publication Jobs for immigrants Volume 1: Labour market integration in Australia, Denmark, Germany and Sweden including the synthesis chapter and the four country studies has now been released.


 

 

 

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
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  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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