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Factsheet for measure FR-2022-16/2384 – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 12 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 20 June 2022)|
A decree of 12 April 2022 modifies the eligibility criteria for people on a pathway to integration through economic activity (Parcours d’insertion par l’activité économique - IAE) in order to open access to Ukrainian refugees. The pathways to IAE allows unemployed people with social and professional difficulties to benefit from an employment contract. Offered by certain structures, this pathway may include training.
The decree includes beneficiaries of temporary protection in the list of people who can join an AEI programme, given that this status has been activated for Ukrainian nationals. It stipulates that in order to justify their status, the individuals concerned must simply present their temporary residence permit.
The public employment service - Pôle Emploi - targets people who can benefit from the scheme: the long-term unemployed; people receiving minimum social benefits (RSA, ASS, AAH, etc.); young people under 26 years of age in great difficulty; workers recognised as disabled; and now Ukrainian refugees. Pôle emploi directs them to specialised social and professional integration structures that can offer them work. In order to benefit from IAE, it is necessary to sign a specific work contract with one of these structures.
No data available.
Migrants or refugees in employment
|Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Public employment service
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No specific involvement.
Eurofound (2022), Pathways to integration through economic activity for Ukrainian refugees, measure FR-2022-16/2384 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/FR-2022-16_2384.html
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