- Publication date
- 7 January 2016
- Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
This article reviews the current debate among social partners and governments about how to integrate asylum seekers into the EU's workforce. While employers claim that refugees could help to address skill shortages, unions are concerned about the consequences for the working conditions of both the refugees and lower-paid segments of the existing workforce. It is based on contributions from Eurofound’s network of European correspondents reporting for EurWORK.