The role of policy for developments in the position and living situation of Syrian status holders

Findings by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) depict that migrants who struggle with ill physical or mental health face greater difficulty completing their integration course. This course is obligatory for all non-EU migrants in the Netherlands, and teaches students the Dutch language and about Dutch society. The study also found that migrants that have trouble finishing their course due to their health struggles often are exempt from finishing the course once it is proven they are not able to. While this means they are then eligible for Dutch nationality, it also means their language classes stop, making it that much more difficult to participate in society.

Original title: Met beleid van start – Over de rol van beleid voor ontwikkelingen in de positie en leefsituatie van Syrische statushouders

Find the publication here (available only in Dutch). 

Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Research
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability

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