In the EU, international protection applicants can enter the labour market after 9 months. Yet, several EMN Members have shortened this period to 6 months or less to facilitate access and promote faster integration.
While reducing and relaxing restrictions to enter the labour market show promise for integration, some doubts persist:
- Abuse of the asylum system,
- Risk of facing precarious work conditions,
- Workplace discrimination.
Learn more what practices have EMN members used here: