Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Flanders

Flanders experienced large inflows of immigrants over the past decade, coming from an increasingly diverse range of countries, with growth rates outpacing the Netherlands, France and Germany, as well as Belgium as a whole. While integration outcomes have improved in recent years, some of the core indicators remain unfavourable in international comparison, especially for non-EU immigrant women, refugees, and youth with migrant parents. Against this backdrop, Flanders has developed a comprehensive integration policy. This review, the fourth in the series Working Together for Integration, provides an in-depth analysis of the Flemish integration system, highlighting its strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas for improvement. Earlier reviews in this series looked at integration in Sweden (2016), Finland (2018) and Norway (2022).

Published on June 28, 2023

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Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations for immigrant integration in Flanders
The context of integration policy in Flanders
Integration of new arrivals in Flanders
Developing, activating, and using migrant skills in the Flemish labour market
Strengthening the demand for migrant skills in Flanders
Integration of young people with migrant parents in Flanders
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