The purpose of this study is to improve knowledge and understanding of the role of VET, skills and qualifications to expand the possibilities of adult refugees to move from a first host country to another country where they may find employment and education and training opportunities and by which refugees may reach durable solutions to their international protection needs.  Far from seeking utopic answers, the overall objective of this project is therefore to provide a pragmatic contribution to the design of socially sustainable and effective mechanisms to improve the management of the refugee crisis in EU Member States.

In this perspective, the ultimate aim is to increase the evidence base which can support policy- and decision-making in EU Member States (MSs) in designing and implementing complementary pathway mechanisms for admission of adult refugees from a first host country (both EU and non-EU) to an EU country through use of VET, skills and qualifications. The study will result in the identification of such mechanisms and of the conditions for their development and expansion.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2017/S 130-265064 of 11/07/2017.

Deadline for submitting tenders: 08/09/2017 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 30/08/2017.

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AO/DLE/RCDCR/adult refugees and VET/007/17


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Clarification (1) - Questions & Answers

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AO/DLE/RCDCR/adult refugees and VET/007/17

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