According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 100 million people were forcibly displaced in 2022. With Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Europe has seen the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War with more than 6 million people fleeing Ukraine. This is a big challenge for refugee protection and reception systems. Clearly something public services cannot stem on their own. This is where the social and solidarity economy steps in and steps up to both support governments and fill gaps and public support. This podcast discusses how the social and solidarity economy can fast track the labour-market integration of refugees and migrants.
Guests: Anne Kjaer-Bathel, Co-founder and CEO of ReDI School of Digital Integration, Berlin and Thomas Liebig, Principal Administrator, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Host: Kristine Langenbucher, Head of the Employment and Skills Unit, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship