Refugee Labour-market Integration through Hospitality and Tourism
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Global migration and the refugee crisis have been in the focus and centre of recent challenges communities face. Refugees face many challenges in their host societies, which has brought their social integration to the forefront of policymakers’ attention.
Peter Lugosi from the Oxford School of Hospitality
Management, Sonia Morano-Foadi and Clara Della Croce from the School of Law have
launched a pilot project – ‘Labour Market Integration of New Refugees’ (LAMINER)
which was launched in 2016. It examined how charities, state institutions,
employment agencies and community groups influence how refugees enter the
labour market and develop their employability.
This initial work has now been extended through a British
Academy funded project, involving colleagues from Brazil and the UK: ‘Refugee
Labour-market Integration through Hospitality and Tourism’ (RELAI-HOST), which
is helping to identify good practices that facilitate transition and remove
This project will provide further knowledge exchange
opportunities between diverse stakeholder groups and institutions in São Paulo