Labour market & migrants’ barriers


In this lesson scenario we will focus on the possibilities, difficulties and barriers that migrants face during their effort to enter the labor market. What are the initiatives that have been characterized as best practices? The participants in this session will have the opportunity to go through different examples of employment and overview of the qualifications needed to enter the labor market.

Preparation time

Preparation time is estimated to 4 hours, which consist of studying the terminology of the lesson and various examples.

Teaching time

45 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this unit, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different opportunities for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in labor market,
  • Gain knowledge on the different EU/ country regulations about the entrance of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in the labor market,
  • Raise their awareness about the difficulties of the refugees, migrants and asylum seekers to enter the labor market, the stigma, stereotypes and prejudice they face.

Lesson Plan for F2F Teaching and Learning

45 minutes
Activity description

This session begins by an open question to the group of “which barriers migrants face when trying to integrate into the receiving country’s labor market”. After the open discussion the trainer provides a list with different barriers and obstacles that someone could face while searching for a job. The list is not exhausting and it is under discussion and reflection. Moreover, the trainer asks the participants if they know people with migrant background either in their own countries or people who left their countries and immigrated somewhere else. The participants are motivated to share their own experiences and opinions about the topic.

Which recognitions migrants need in order to have better chances entering the labor market?

Which best practices do the participants know about the recognition of qualifications and experience of migrants in the host countries?

The trainer will provide information and best practice examples from the field. In this stage it is suggested that experts share their knowledge about the best integration methodologies of migrants in the labor market.

Training methods
  • Non formal;
  • Discussion;
  • Group work.
Materials / Equipment
  • PowerPoint
  • Printable materials