WRR-Policy Brief No time to lose
The WRR-Policy Brief Geen tijd verliezen: van opvang naar integratie van asielmigranten is now available in English.
Focus on housing, language acquisition, training and work
By focusing simultaneously on housing, language acquisition, training and work, public authorities will minimise the amount of valuable time lost in integrating asylum migrants who have been granted residency status. That is stated in the WRR-Policy Brief Geen tijd verliezen: van opvang naar integratie van asielmigranten which is now translated and fully available in English.
The publication No time to lose: from reception to integration of asylum migrants is a joint venture by The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), the Ministry of Security and Justice Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) and The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), and was written in collaboration with Regioplan Policy Research.
From reception to integration
Attention is currently focused particularly on the problems relating to the local reception of new groups of asylum-seekers. At the same time, there is another pressing fundamental policy task, namely the integration of asylum migrants who have been granted a residence permit for the Netherlands. The policy brief focuses on this category of asylum migrants, who are described as ‘permit holders’. It puts forward recommendations to prevent a large group of these permit holders becoming long-term dependent on social assistance benefit, as something that currently happens too often.