Presentation on theme: "IF 2011 – 08: Pan-European Conference - Work: a Tool for Inclusion or a Reason for Exclusion? Experts Meeting 6th November 2012 Malta."— Presentation transcript:
IF 2011 – 08: Pan-European Conference - Work: a Tool for Inclusion or a Reason for Exclusion? Experts Meeting 6th November 2012 Malta
2 EU Integration Fund The General Objective of the IF is to support the efforts made by the Member States in enabling third- country nationals of different economic, social, cultural and religious, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds to fulfill the conditions of residence and to facilitate their integration into the European societies.
3 Maltese context Malta has since 1970s seen the inflows of Indians, Filipinos and later of Albanian and Russian nationals. According to statistics (Brussels,2010) there were 16,700 foreigners living in Malta, among them 11,300, were non-EU citizens (TCNs and asylum seekers), which counts around 2,7% of the total population. Maltese authorities have developed their Multiannual Plan for the Integration Fund , prioritizing, among other issues, the sharing of good practices with other EU Member States. Consultations with various actors, including government authorities, conducted by IOM, a need to enhance cooperation between various bodies presents an additional challenge to policy development and implementation.
Migration Integration Policy index – MIPEX Presented by Institute of Criminology/University of Malta (2010) Labour Market Access only long-term residents are eligible for employment and self- employment like EU nationals. Those who find work enjoy security and rights that score halfway to best practice Work permits are renewable but automatically lost if the job is lost The process need to start all over again in case of a change in job Little is done to facilitate the recognition of qualifications and skills obtained outside the EU Policy targets on labour market integration measures are critically weak in Malta as in AT, CZ and PL.
5 Project Objectives Aim Supporting Maltese stakeholders in their objective of sharing knowledge and experience on third-country national integration policies and practices developed and implemented elsewhere in the EU. Partners University of Malta and Gzira Local Council
Research Study Research study of Three thematic papers on: a) Pre-departure training programmes and cooperation with countries of origin; b) Combating discrimination in employment – including access to work and workplace discrimination; c) Stakeholder cooperation on various levels of governance;
7 Pan European Conference The Conference will focus on fostering labour market integration of Third Country Nationals, to share with Maltese stakeholders existing good practices, lessons learnt and their transferability potential on establishing a national integration policy. Participants: Maltese stakeholders, 20 representatives of the local and national EU governments, social partners and the civil society.
8 Integration Website:
9 Researchers from Italy IDOS Study and Research centre exists since 1991 and commissioned by Caritas and Migrantes Researchers: Mr. Franco Pittau, a director of IDOS Mr. Luca Di Sciullo, a researcher of IDOS Mr. Antonio Ricci, editor and researcher of IDOS
Researchers from Malta University of Malta Dr. David Zammit: Head of the Civil Law Department of the University of Malta Law Faculty and a Senior Lecturer in Law and Anthropology at the University of Malta and Executive Editor of the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights. Mr. Robert M. Suban, assistant lecturer within the Department of Banking & Finance of the University of Malta.
Researchers from Spain Prof. Gemma Pinyol is Head of the Projects at TCA Strategic Consulting, managing project on international migration and mobility. Dr. Hector Cebolla Boado is a Consultant for the European Social Survey and for the IOM and a Member of the Group for the Study of International Migration.