Two inclusive labour market handbooks and a short guide have been prepared under the “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus” project. These are the first publications to guide refugees and asylum seekers, as well as prospective employers, through the relevant sections of Cypriot labour laws.
The handbooks cover the fields of work allowed, contracts, working hours, different types of leave and social benefits among other employment rights. The handbooks were prepared in co-operation with the Cyprus Refugee Council and the UNHCR Office in Cyprus.
- Handbook for employers in Cyprus on the employment of refugees and asylum seekers
- Handbook for refugees and asylum seekers on working in Cyprus
- Short guide to working in Cyprus for refugees and asylum seekers
The Council of Europe’s intercultural integration approach underlines that there is sound evidence that diverse and inclusive teams, businesses and communities have increased strategic potential in terms of productivity, creativity, problem-solving and innovation.
The “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus” project is being carried out with funding from the European Union, via its Structural Reform Support Programme, and in co-operation with the European Commission's DG for Structural Reform Support. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.