With an estimated global workforce of 164 million, migrant workers face employment difficulties, since many lost their jobs or pushed to informal working. Lacking social protection and suffering from low wages, ILO warns about the risks migrants may face in their professional future, while encourages local governments to utilize their skills to “build back better”.

Cedefop’s headline on the capital potential of refugees stresses the last point, as migrants may be equipped with skills of added value for their host countries. The agency’s “Adult refugee legal mobility” project aims to design and test complementary pathway mechanisms, for a smoother admission and integration to EU labor markets.