Enhancing Labour Market Access and Preventing Labour Exploitation

Enhancing Labour Market Access and Preventing Labour Exploitation
For almost thirty years, the Menedék Association for Migrants has been helping foreigners in Hungary to find employment and resolve any workplace problems. Since the outbreak of the war, helping displaced people from Ukraine to integrate into the labour market has also been a priority. Simultaneously, the organization has focused on preventing possible exploitation of Ukrainian refugees in the workplace and supporting victims.

As an implementing partner of IOM Hungary, and in support of IOM Hungary’s labour migration program, Menedék has created a Labour Migration Website with information on five topics that are necessary for successful and safe employment in Hungary
-    Hungarian Labour Market
-    Residence and Employment
-    Administration and documents
-    Labor Law
-    Labor Exploitation

Two Employment Workshops were organized in June in order to provide information on issues regarding access to the Hungarian labour market such as understanding different statuses and the associated administrative issues, exercises focusing on spotting fake online job advertisements, and creating a good CV.

Moreover, an information video on the process of obtaining a residence permit for the purpose of employment was created to walk people through the necessary steps on how to get this permit using simple and easy-to-follow texts, infographics and English narration. Another video on administrative issues such as obtaining a state health insurance card is expected to be completed in September. 

Labour Market activities are provided as part of the Enhancing Social Inclusion Opportunities for Displaced People Fleeing Ukraine project (MMIA-2.2.15/17-2023-00003; running between 1 SEPT-31 DEC 2023 with a total funding of HUF 120,440,693) co-financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union (75%) and the Hungarian Ministry of Interior (25%).

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