In the last few months, the number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany has increased. While one hears about it every day in the media, the focus, quite understandably, is on the more urgent matters. However, I think that it is very important to made sure that people in Germany think about the future of these people as well. In particular, I am trying to learn more about the number of people one may expect that will decide to stay in Germany, as well as the path of asylum seekers into the labour market.
- Some more general information, very good article on the Süddeutsche Zeitung
- Shorter waiting times (down to three months) since 2014: more info here: Bunderregierung site
- This blog has a lot of useful information directly on the right to work of asylum seekers and refugees
- Access to the labour market for refugees: info on the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees website
- The 2015 study of the Bertelsmann foundation: Studie_IB_Die_Arbeitsintegration_von_Fluechtlingen_in_Deutschland_2015
- A document by the EMN on the issue of access to the labour market, March 2015, http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/networks/european_migration_network/reports/docs/ad-hoc-queries/integration/2015.645_emn_ahq_on_asylum_seekers_integration_labour_market_wider_diss_updated.pdf
A bit off topic, an opinion piece criticizing the quota system of the EU: EUROPP October 1, 2015