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18/01/2011

Employment-related mobility and migration, and vocational education and training

CEDEFOP WORKING Paper n.9 - 6109 EN
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2011 - ISBN 978-92-896-0681-3 - ISSN 1831-2403


Following the public attention received by regional imbalances in the  European labour market in these times of crisis, and the importance of labour mobility in redressing them, this report focuses on the  difficulties migrant workers face in making their way in the destination  country labour market. Reviewing the ReferNet research reports from  various European countries on the problems migrant workers face,  this report reflects on whether VET provision could offer a viable  solution to them and, if so, how. The answer offered here is a tentative β€˜yes’. When difficulties in the labour market can be traced back to a  shortage of social capital (the network of contacts that usually help  individuals to move proficiently in a social environment) VET providing institutions – involving social partners and local communities in the design of their educational offer – can effectively fill the gap for foreign  workers.

author(s): European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) - Paun G., Descy P., Russo G.,
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