EP-logo-2-JPEGEarly this month, the European Parliament voted the non-binding resolution social inclusion and integration into the labour market – 2015/2321(INI). The text, drafted by Italian Social Democrat MEP Brando Benifei, notes that procedures for granting asylum and labour market conditions differ markedly across the EU, and that refugees have a wide variety of ages, education, skills and abilities to work. According to the resolution, once in the labour market, migrants and refugees start restoring their lives and dignity, as well as contributing to public budget through their taxes.

The non-binding resolution was subject to an opinion by the Parliament’s Culture and Education committee as well as a debate in the full plenary.

Find here the resolution and the debate (all EU languages)