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Policy Brief: Promoting Digital Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees in the EU


Technology is a crucial means for people who are migrating to navigate their journeys and establish themselves in their new countries. But people on the move often come across obstacles in securing access to digital courses and services. There are many initiatives by EU member states to foster the digital inclusion of people who fled the war in Ukraine. Such as Praca w Polsce or Portugal for Ukraine. Also the EU has stepped up with initiatives such as the Ukrainian Resource Hub and the EU Talent Pool Pilot.

Based on a Comparative Report on Digital Skills and Competencies of Migrants across EU countries and a series of interviews conducted with Ukrainian war refugees in Poland, the Czech Republic and Israel, this policy brief formulates eight recommendations for policymakers.

About Migrants’ Integration Through Education (MINTE)

MINTE centres on the situation of migrants (especially Ukrainian refugees) at the local level. This international project focuses on municipal policies on welcoming and living with migrants. In selected countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Israel) it focuses on the local level approach to migrants and through research and international cooperation helps municipalities to develop workable integration policies.

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Dr. Sinem Yilmaz
Integration Policy Analyst

About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.

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