Outlined on this page is an assessment by BusinessEurope members, as well as sectoral employers organisations, as concerns initiatives taken by employers to support the settlement and labour market integration of people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

While the provisional assessment is that labour market integration is going to be a secondary step, it is something that the business community is very mindful of and actions are being taken to facilitate employment participation, job matching and training support. Given that the vast majority of refugees are women and children, childcare provision and schooling are also highlighted as key elements in facilitating labour market participation.

It is intended that this information will be updated on a quarterly basis. The latest documents (May 2022) are available from the table below.

Assessment by BusinessEurope members
Austria (IV) Belgium (FEB-VBO) Bulgaria (BIA)
Czech Republic (SPCR) Denmark (DA) Finland (EK)
France (MEDEF) Germany (BDA) Greece (SEV)
Ireland (IBEC) Italy (Confindustria) Poland (Lewiatan)
Portugal (CIP) Romania (Concordia) Spain (CEOE)
Sweden (SN) Switzerland (Confederation of Swiss Employers)
Assessment by sectoral employers organisations
Eurocommerce COPA-COGECA (agriculture sector)
Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies European Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés
World Employment Confederation Europe (recruitment sector)