China-EU Labour Migration

Workshop on China-EU Labour Migration--Scope and potential of China-EU two way labour mobility, recruitment costs and complaint mechanism

A three-day workshop will be jointly organized by the ILO and China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) under the Support to EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project. The workshop aims to deepen communication, enhance legal migration and mobility opportunities between China and EU and promote the rights of migrant workers.

The workshop is organized under the Support to EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project, funded by the EU and jointly implemented by ILO and IOM. The workshop aims to provide a platform for discussion and generate evidence-based policy advice to China and EU authorities to further improve migration management and maximize the development outcome for all parties concerned.

The workshop is structured around three major objectives:
  • To enhance the understanding of the scope, opportunities and challenges for a two-way labour migration between China and the EU.
  • To provide an international exchange platform for government officials, practitioners and other professionals working on migration issues in China with the aim to promote sound national policies and practices on labour immigration and emigration.
  • To provide participants with a platform to discuss the findings of the studies conducted under the Support to EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project and to exchange ideas for recommendations for a more effective complaints mechanism and enforcement as well as recommendations for the lowering of migration costs in order to reduce the vulnerability of migrants and increase the benefits from international labour migration.
Around 50 participants from EU, ILO, IOM, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), CHINCA, All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), Jiangsu provincial government, Nanjing municipal government and recruitment agencies will attend the workshop.