Dutch economic and social counsel (SER) calls for faster integration of refugees

The integration of refugees can be faster and better by using employment screening during the asylum procedure. Refugees should be able to learn the Dutch language as soon as possible. At regional and local level there is insufficient cooperation and control to ensure rapid and sustainable integration of refugees. The long waiting times and procedures hinder status holders to quickly integrate into the labour market. Promising initiative for refugees are of a too small scale and fragmented nature. Social partners and government representatives were unanimous in their report, stating that municipalities can and should take the initiative in coordination of the various activities and collaboration of possible partners involved.

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