Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | Migrants’ competence recognition systems: controversial links between social inclusion aims and unexpected discrimination effects

Title:
Migrants’ competence recognition systems: controversial links between social inclusion aims and unexpected discrimination effects
Author:
Rosangela Lodigiani: University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy Annavittoria Sarli: ISMU Foundation, Italy
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0201
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Year:
2017
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
127-144
No. of pages:
18
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Article
Published:
2017-01-17


An adequate incorporation of migrants in the labour market, able to fully unleash their potential, is a major challenge for EU development. In this direction, the recognition of migrants skills, knowledge and competence acquired in formal and non/informal contexts represents a crucial issue. Based on a comparative research work conducted at European level, this paper highlights the ambivalence of competence recognition systems which, whilst representing potential means of social inclusion, in certain condition risk becoming invisible instruments of discrimination. Moreover it provides some recommendations for improving the substantial universalism of EU competence recognition systems and their impact on migrants integration.

Keywords: Competence recognition; formal and non/informal learning; inequalities; migration; capability approach

Volume 8, Issue: 1, Article 7, 2017

Author:
Rosangela Lodigiani, Annavittoria Sarli
Title:
Migrants’ competence recognition systems: controversial links between social inclusion aims and unexpected discrimination effects:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0201
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Volume 8, Issue: 1, Article 7, 2017

Author:
Rosangela Lodigiani, Annavittoria Sarli
Title:
Migrants’ competence recognition systems: controversial links between social inclusion aims and unexpected discrimination effects:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0201
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