|Location||Business Faculty, Sint-Lendriksborre 6, Neder-Over-Heembeek (route description see below)|
|Time||08:30hrs - 12:00hrs|
In the third part of the Itinera series on integration, we address the question of immigration and integration in the labour market.
An ageing society, a reversed population pyramid and difficult budgetary years are increasing the pressure to mobilise everyone for the challenges that our society is awaiting. However, the failing integration policy and an employment rate of non-EU migrants of only 50% is causing a setback and therefore an avoidance of our responsibilities.
Why are we not succeeding in integrating non-EU migrants in our labour market? What are the barriers preventing these people to get a job? What is the duty of the government and the employment services? What are trade unions and employers proposing?
On the 13th of March, Itinera broaches the discussion.
8h30: Registration and coffee
9h: Introduction by Monica de Coninck, Federal Minister of Work
9h15: Anna Platonova (OIM): A perspective on the challenges of European labour markets
9h45:Fons Leroy (top executive VDAB): How to make migrants more competitive in the labour market?
10h15: Bart Mondelaers (CGKR): Assuring a ‘level-playing’field to migrants
10h45: Reaction from the civil society
12h: Sandwich lunch