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HiddenTalents, Wated Talens?

HiddenTalents, Wated Talens?

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The publication argues that the range of migrant contributions is not sufficiently visible
in public and political discourses. It demonstrates that much participation outside of the traditional economic activity also has an economic value. It is vital that the EU and Member States recognise the diversity of migrants’ talents and the positive impact on the economy and European society.
The publication argues that the range of migrant contributions is not sufficiently visible
in public and political discourses. It demonstrates that much participation outside of the traditional economic activity also has an economic value. It is vital that the EU and Member States recognise the diversity of migrants’ talents and the positive impact on the economy and European society.

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european network against racism
Hidden talents,wasted talents ?
The real cost of neglecting the positive contribution of migrants and ethnic minorities
 
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Authors: Catherine Lynch and Shannon Pfohman
Published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) in March 2013 in Brussels, with thesupport of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS(2007-2013), the Open Society Foundations and the ENAR Foundation.PROGRESS is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially supportthe implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs andequal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategygoals in these fields. The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape thedevelopment of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, acrossthe EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries. For more information see:http://ec.europa.eu/progressThe Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governmentsare accountable and open to the participation of all people. For more information: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/The views of the authors do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EuropeanCommission or the Open Society Foundations.ENAR reserves the right not to be responsible for the accuracy, completeness or quality of theinformation provided in this publication. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the useof any information provided, including any information which is incomplete or incorrect, willtherefore be rejected.Cover painting: ‘Hidden Talents’ courtesy of Kathy Ready - www.kathyready.net (© Kathy Ready)Design and layout: CrossmarkENAR – European Network Against Racism aisbl60 rue Gallait, B-1030 BrusselsTel +32 2 229 35 70Fax +32 2 229 35 75Email: info@enar-eu.orgwww.enar-eu.org
 
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Foreword .....................................................................................................2Key messages...............................................................................................4Section 1: Background and introduction ........................................................6
1.1 Background ...................................................................................................................................61.2 Purpose of the publication .....................................................................................................71.3 Structure .........................................................................................................................................8
Section 2: Hidden talents – the evidence .......................................................9
2.1 Cultural contributions and opportunities...........................................................................92.1.1 Language competencies ..............................................................................................92.1.2 Film ....................................................................................................................................92.1.3 Food and cuisine..........................................................................................................112.1.4 Fashion ............................................................................................................................122.1.5 Sport .................................................................................................................................142.2 Social participation and contributions ...........................................................................162.2.1 Care work and domestic work ...............................................................................172.2.2 Health ..............................................................................................................................182.2.3 Volunteering .................................................................................................................192.2.4 Higher education ........................................................................................................202.3 Political participation .............................................................................................................212.3.1 Political participation and decision making ....................................................212.3.2 Civil society and activism .......................................................................................242.3.3 Migrant women as agents of change ..................................................................252.3.4 Representation ............................................................................................................262.4 The economy ............................................................................................................................272.4.1 Labour market...............................................................................................................282.4.2 Entrepreneurship ........................................................................................................292.4.3 Taxation and the welfare state ..............................................................................312.4.4 Consumption and purchasing power ..................................................................322.4.5 Global networks and diverse perspectives ........................................................322.4.6 Diversity, innovation and economic growth ....................................................33
Section 3: Changing the negative discourses on migration ...........................36Section 4: Conclusion .................................................................................38Section 5: References .................................................................................39
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