New EMN study on beneficiaries of temporary protection from Ukraine in Austria

The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, which began in February 2022, triggered the fastest and largest displacement in Europe since the Second World War. In response, the European Union activated the Temporary Protection Directive in March 2022, which allows displaced persons from Ukraine temporary protection in the EU as well as various rights, including access to social benefits, the education system (for minors), accommodation and gainful employment (self-employed or employed), which now applies until March 2025.

Against the background of these European developments, IOM Austria in its role as National Contact Point of the European Migration Network (EMN) conducted a study on displaced persons from Ukraine. The study looks at the measures taken in Austria in the period from February 2022 to June 2023 to provide protection and care for displaced persons from Ukraine. The study also identifies important challenges, such as labour market integration of displaced persons.

The study is available on the EMN Austria webpage.

The EMN (European Migration Network) Austria is financed by the European Union and the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior.




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