As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the Flanders-Europe Liaison Agency (VLEVA) is organising an event in cooperation with the Department of work and social economy of the Flemish Government on the integration of refugees and newcomers into the labour market. Register here!
One of the country-specific recommendations of the European Commission to Belgium is that in 2017 and 2018 Belgium must ensure that the most disadvantaged groups, including people with a migrant background, have equal access to the labour market.
On Wednesday 10 October from 9.00h until 13.00h you will discover how Flanders is trying to meet this recommendation. We will also compare the Flemish case with a project from the Netherlands. The event will take place at VLEVA (Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussels).
09.00h: Registration and coffee
09.30h: The European framework, European Semester officer Xavier Vandenbosch
09.45h: Presentation of the project in Ghent - Workplace refugees Ghent
10.15h: Presentation of the project in Antwerp - Activation of refugees in Antwerp
10.45h: Coffee break
11.00h: Project example from the Netherlands
11.30h: Project example Jobroad, Accent Jobs
12:00h: Panel debate - recommendations for policymakers
12.45h: Roundup and sandwich lunch