This is the sixth publication in “Making Integration Work”, a series that summarises the main lessons from the OECD’s work on integration policies. The objective is to summarise in a non-technical way the main challenges and good policy practices to support the lasting integration of immigrants and their children in the host countries.

This edition takes stock of the experiences of OECD and EU countries across a broad range of issues related to introduction measures for new arrivals, from skills assessment and language training to health and housing. The volume evaluates some significant barriers to participation in introduction offerings, exploring a number of key considerations countries benefit from exploring when designing introduction programmes and drawing from supporting examples of good practice. It also provides a comprehensive comparison of the policy frameworks that govern integration policy for migrants in OECD and EU countries. Information about the different policy frameworks was gathered through a questionnaire sent to member countries.

Previous editions of this series addressed the integration of refugees and others in need of protection, the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications, integration of family migrants, integration of young people with migrant parents, and language learning for adult migrants.


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