A Policy Agenda for Diversity and Minority Integration
12 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011
Date Written: December 2010
The social and labor market integration of ethnic minorities in the EU is still a major political, societal and economic challenge. Based on evidence presented in Kahanec and Zimmermann (2011), this policy paper proposes an agenda for diversity and minority integration in the European labor markets. Policies to foster the labor market and social integration of ethnic majorities can work. But they need to involve all stakeholders, including all levels of government, public and private sectors, as well as civil society organizations, combine general and targeted action in a balanced, complementary and reinforcing way, respond to the needs of the affected groups and provide open access to people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and be persistent and allow for time to become effective. Identification and transfer of good practices is essential.
Keywords: immigrants, ethnic minority, integration, diversity, labor market, diversity management, integration policy
JEL Classification: J15, J71, J78
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