The Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts has released a study on Recognition of Qualifications and Competencies of Migrants. The study looks at existing practices in several countries for assessing, validating and recognizing formal, non-formal and informal learning of migrants both within and outside European Union countries. The study includes eight country case studies: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The study addressed three main research questions:
- How are qualifications and competences recognized and formal, non-formal and informal learning of third-country nationals assessed in the country?
- What are the latest developments – if any – regarding measures for skills assessment procedures, set-up of bilateral or multilateral recognition frameworks, introduction of pre-migration measures or others?
- To what extent do these practices meet the needs of the (changing) labour market and of various types of migrants?