Two young migrants working in a pizzeria in Palermo | Photo: ARCHIVE/ANSA
Two young migrants working in a pizzeria in Palermo | Photo: ARCHIVE/ANSA

The Italian labor policies agency and the UNHCR have signed an agreement to engage in activities to foster greater inclusion of refugees in the national labor market.

The agreement between the Italian National Labor Policies Agency (ANPAL) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) highlights the advantages both businesses and the local community will derive from the economic inclusion of refugees and migrants.

The agreement, signed by ANPAL special commissioner, Raffaele Tangorra, and UNHCR representative for Italy, the Holy See, and San Marino, Chiara Cardoletti, calls for the implementation of joint efforts to foster integration initiatives.

The long-term objective is to increase opportunities on the Italian labor market for migrants, while fostering a greater involvement of the private sector. The program intends to provide businesses with the right tools to make the workplace adaptable to welcoming refugees and migrants, and focuses also on strengthening civil society bodies that support such inclusion processes.

 

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