Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure DK-2022-12/2323 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2022 – 01 January 2024|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research)|
|Measure added||18 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
When the war in Ukraine began, millions of Ukrainians were forced to flee. It is crucial to include the Ukrainian refugees in the Danish labor market, however, the difference in language can to a large degree cause verbal barriers, which can make it difficult to enter the labor market. English is used in many workplaces and positions in Denmark, however, many Ukrainians refugees do not speak English nor Danish.
The national government and the social partners have agreed that it should be possible for Ukrainian refugees to attend the basic integration training programme, when they hold a temporary residence permit. A person can only attend the basic integration training programme if he/she is a refugee or family united with a refugee between the age of 18 and 40 years old.
The goal of this initiative is to help refugees from Ukraine enter the Danish labor market as fast as possible. The Ministry of Children and Education is in charge of the implementation of opening the programme up to Ukrainian refugees. The basic integration training programme provides skills and practical experience with the Danish labour market. The programme lasts two years and combines employment in a paid internship at a company with a school education.
There is currently no available data on how many Ukrainians have started attending the basic integration training programme.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Danish Employers' Association, Danish Trade Union Confederation and the National Association of Municipalities (KL) have been a part of the agreement with the national governments have been a part of the discussion on how to best ensure that Ukrainian refugees succeed in entering the Danish labor market as fast as possible, concluding that Ukrainians should have the possibility to attend the basic integration training programme.
The social partners support this measure, as it also increases the labour supply thus providing a larger workforce in Denmark.
Eurofound (2022), Basic integration training programme for Ukrainian refugees, measure DK-2022-12/2323 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2022-12_2323.html
30 January 2023
Governments across the EU continue to implement policies to support citizens and businesses in the face of rising food and energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and intensified by the war in Ukraine. This article summarises the policy responses as reported in Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch database from January to September 2022.Article
12 September 2022
Although the worldwide pandemic situation had already disrupted supply chains and triggered increases in energy and food prices in 2021, the situation deteriorated in 2022 with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Article
12 September 2022
This article summarises the first policy responses that governments across the EU have started to implement to support companies affected by the rising prices, and those with commercial ties to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.Article
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process.