The project look at the labour market integration and career opportunities of third-country nationals living in Hungary, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The aim of the project is to prepare policy recommendations and a set of tools for stakeholders that will improve access to further professional development opportunities for third-country nationals.
The final event of the Career Path project aimed to share and present all key findings and recommendations to employers, foreigners and local governments on labour market integration of foreigners.
Synthesis report on labour market integration of third-country nationals in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia
The aim of this analysis is to provide an overview of existing national legal frameworks and policies in the field of labor integration in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. It offers an overview of situations in selected countries, where many third-country nationals struggle with accrediting their job qualifications obtained outside of the European Union or describes their negative experiences with employment institutions which they do not perceive as helpful in their work integration. At the same time, this analysis represents a first step in proposing a set of recommendations and tools aimed at improving foreigners' access to professional development opportunities in the selected countries.
The report is based on an analysis of existing national legal frameworks and policies in the field of labor integration, as well as qualitative data obtained from research interviews with foreigners from third countries, government officials, governmental and non-governmental organizations and human resources managers and employers.
Download the analysis (in English).
Download the summary of the analysis in Slovakia.
Best Practices Report: Labour Market Integration of Third Country Nationals in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia
In the first analysis of the Career Path project, we reported on the barriers and challenges of integration of foreigners and the problems that foreigners from third countries face. This report is composed of 13 examples of good practice to support work integration and professional development of foreigners living in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Croatia. Examples where foreigners have received support that helped them in their career growth are explained in detail so that they can be an inspiration for other various institutions in an international context.
This report is based on previous project findings and qualitative data obtained from research interviews with foreigners from third countries, representatives of public administration, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as other stakeholders.
Analysis of the stakeholders' feedback to the Situational Mapping Analysis and Best Practices Report in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia
The third part of the Career Path project presents an analysis of stakeholder feedback on the two previous reports. Their feedback was generally positive. Stakeholders considered the overview of the legal framework in the previous analyzes to be very useful and added that they had learned new information on key issues in the integration of third-country nationals into the labor market. Many institutions appreciated the report of good practices, which they plan to implement in their national context. Despite the fact that the project is taking place in several countries, the report showed that different countries face the same problems, such as failing at building more accepting societies or improving the integration of migrants into the labor market.
Feedback was obtained from the representatives of public and state spheres, the intergovernmental and non-governmental sectors, and representatives of employers, using the focus group method.
The Economic Integration and Professional Development of Third-Country Nationals: Policy Recommendations
The fourth output of the Career Path project brings a set of 4 recommendations, which we identified based on previous phases of the project as priorities for addressing the challenges in the field of labor market integration and professional development of foreigners. These are universal priorities for all international partners involved. The aim of these recommendations is to provide suggestions for applicable solutions through concrete steps addressed to policy makers, relevant public institutions, NGOs and employers, so that they can improve the current state of the integration process of foreigners in the countries concerned or alleviate the complications they often encounter.
The set of recommendations is not only the result of an analysis of existing national legal frameworks and policies in the field of labor integration, but is mainly based on qualitative data obtained through interviews with foreigners from third countries, government officials, governmental and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and employers in all 4 partner countries.
Practical instructions on improving the access of third-country nationals to the labor market in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia
A series of four leaflets with practical instructions on improving third-country nationals' access to the labor market, meeting their career goals and participating socio-culturally more effectively.
Each leaflet is addressed to a different target group - foreigners, employers and non-governmental and educational institutions. A brief guide to the leaflets was created to make them as effective as possible.
Download leaflet for employers in Slovak.
Download handbook on how to work with leaflets in Slovak.