On Thursday 19 May 2022 from 15.00 to 16.15 CEST on a dedicated online platform invites signatories of the Pact for Skills, to the webinar on "The role of the Pact for Skills in supporting the integration of persons fleeing the war in Ukraine".
To participate to this event (open only to Pact for Skills members), please register here.
As a result of the Russian Federation's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine on 24 February 2022, 12 million people have been displaced, with over 5 million of them outside the borders of Ukraine, most of them entering the EU to flee the war.
To support the people affected by Russia's war on Ukraine the EU has swiftly adopted an unprecedented economic and humanitarian response. On 4 March 2022, the Council of the European Union activated the Temporary Protection Directive to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine and on 21 March operational guidelines were adopted.
On 23 March, the European Commission adopted a Communication on welcoming those fleeing war in Ukraine which sets out initiatives, including to support people in accessing the EU labour market. Moreover, various initiatives were put forward at the EU level to ensure that Member States can make full use of the available EU funds, notably as part of the “Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe” (CARE initiative).
During this webinar the European Commission will provide information on the EU instruments and measures available to support actions that could be implemented by the Pact for Skills Members to offer training and employment opportunities to people who have fled the war, including information on funding available and tools offered to the newcomers to gain access to employment. This will also be the opportunity for Pact members to share on initiatives already taken that could be of interest and inspiration to others in supporting displaced people.