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Factsheet for measure FR-2022-14/2364 – Updated – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 April 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 28 February 2023)|
A decree of 1 April urgently simplifies the terms of the work permit granted to beneficiaries of temporary protection. Ukrainian nationals eligible for temporary protection are issued with a temporary residence permit for a period of six months, marked "beneficiary of temporary protection", as provided for in Articles L. 581-1 et seq. of the Code de l’entrée et du séjour des étrangers et du droit d’asile. (Code on the Entry and Residence of Foreigners and the Right of Asylum).
This scheme already gave entitlement to the asylum seeker's allowance, access to healthcare and support in accessing accommodation, but was not directly accompanied by a temporary work permit, as this would have to be applied for independently from the foreign labour services (Ceseda, Art. R. 581-6 repealed). In order to simplify the procedures and access to work for the persons concerned, the decree therefore merges, as of 2 April, the work permit with the temporary residence document granted to them. In other words, the issue of their residence permit automatically gives them the "right to exercise a professional activity" (Ceseda, Art. R. 581-4 modified).
Migrants or refugees in employment
||Applies to all businesses||
Migrants or refugees
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The draft decree (published on 1 April) has been sent for consultation to the National Commission for Collective Bargaining, Employment and Vocational Training (Commission nationale de la négociation collective, de l’emploi et de la formation professionnelle - CNNCEFP) where seat national representative social partners.
No specific position. The measure is supported by social partners. For example, to show the positive reception of this measure by the trade unions, the CFDT intervened so that the procedure for beneficiaries of temporary protection to obtain a work permit would be simplified so that employers would be able to recruit Ukrainians under temporary protection without prior authorisation (in the same way as refugees).
Eurofound (2022), Work permit for Ukrainian refugees, measure FR-2022-14/2364 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/FR-2022-14_2364.html
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