Between February 2014 and June 2014, IOM Malta, in cooperation with the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, implemented the project ‘Promoting the Integrity of Recruitment and Employment of Third Country Nationals in Malta’.

Employment is recognized as the cornerstone of integration by the Common Basic Principles for Immigrant Integration Policy in the EU for its role in promoting empowerment and self-dependence, as well as fostering wider social inclusion through work. 

In light of this, the objective of the project was to promote the integrity of the recruitment and employment of third country nationals in Malta, in line with the national labour standards, by proposing operational recommendations in three key priority areas identified through previous researches and stakeholders’ consultations, namely: 1) public-private partnerships to advance labour market integration of third country nationals; 2) support measures for employers hiring migrants; and 3) improving legal protection of third country nationals and their access to legal redress.

The researchers presented their findings during the final conference held on 27 June 2014, where local and foreign experts in the field and key stakeholders were present and recommendations were formulated.