A study on the socioeconomic profile of migrants arriving in Italy.

“This study was commissioned to analyse the socioeconomic background of migrants and refugees arriving in Italy. It analyses data collected from interviews with 1,031 migrants conducted in a variety of locations across Italy and compiles and distils information about migrants’ education levels, work experience, skills, employment prospects and future aspirations.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the UK Department for International Development (DfID), commissioned the European University Institute (EUI) to carry out this research. The goal is to help policymakers in Italy, across Europe and in migrant’s countries of origin, get an up-to-date, in-depth profile of migrants, understand what drives them to leave home and how they can better integrate in Italy, valuing their potential contribution to the aging European labour markets and societies. ”

The Executive Summary contains the main findings of the study.