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Study on migrants' profiles, drivers of migration and migratory trends

A research on the socioeconomic profile of migrants arriving in Italy

This study analyses the socioeconomic background of migrants and refugees who have fled to Italy. It compiles information about their education level, work experience, skills, professional aspirations and future employment prospects. The aim of this research is to help policy-makers in Italy and across Europe get a current, in‐depth profile of migrants, understand what drives them to leave home, what influences their decisions during their journey and how they can better integrate in Italy.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the UK Department for International Development (DfID), commissioned the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) to carry out this research. The study analyses data collected from interviews with 1,031 migrants conducted in a variety of locations across Italy, aiming to reach a diverse group of migrants at different stages of their migration process.

On the basis of the new evidence generated, recommendations have been developed with the aim of providing guidance to policy makers in Italy and Europe valuing migrants’ potential contribution to the ageing European labour markets and societies.


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