Difference of treatment

If certain conditions are met, migrants will gain access to social aid, medical aid, a bank account etc. However, foreigners can be subjected to unfair treatment from authorities and companies relative to regular citizens. Such treatment has an even worse impact on foreigners who already live in poverty.

Access to economic and social rights

Some measures, often taken in response to austerity, can threaten the social and economic rights of migrants. This is case with social aid for EU citizens or migrants’ access to a bank account. The fee for foreigners, which covers a series of administrative tasks, also acts as a financial barrier for many migrants.

Socio-demographic profile and socio-economic careers of people granted international protection in Belgium, 2001-2014 Publication

Socio-demographic profile and socio-economic careers of people granted international protection in Belgium, 2001-2014

21 June 2019

What is the socio-demographic profile and the socio-economic careers of people who obtained a status of international protection in Belgium? The Belgian Contactpoint of the European Migration Network (EMN) publishes a study on labour market participation of beneficiaries of international protection. The research was done by the demographic research centre DEMO (UCLouvain) in cooperation with Myria.