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The Impact of Labour Migration Policies on Migrants’ Socio-Economic Welfare

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Project Period:
January - December 2015


The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) will co-organise a Public Event to showcase the research report on Labour Migration Policies and Socioeconomic Welfare of Migrants.

Today, Asia and Europe together host two-third of all international migrants. Considering these figures, the Chair’s Statement of the 9th ASEM Summit called ‘to identify appropriate means of maximising development benefits and responding to the challenges which migration poses to countries of origin, transit and destination, especially in light of the impact of the financial and economic crisis’.

In line with the above recommendation, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia, embarked on a new programme to provide a platform for ASEM-wide dialogue on the impact of migration policies on the socio-economic welfare of migrant workers and to examine and improve the formulation of migration policies in sending and receiving countries.

In November 2013,  ASEF and FES co-organised the Experts’ Workshop on “The Impact of Labour Migration Policies on Migrants’ Socio-Economic Welfare: Improving Practice in Asia and Europe” and received valuable inputs from experts on the background paper produced by the researchers. The final research report that has been finalised based on the feedback received during the workshop, was presented at public events in 2014.


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Programme for Panel Discussion on “Enhancing the Socio-Economic Welfare of Labour Migrants: Good Practices from Asia and Europe


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