Thomas Liebig

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Thomas Liebig
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Thomas Liebig is currently working as administrator in charge of the OECD reviews on the labour market integration of immigrants and their children. He is part of the International Migration Division of the OECD’s Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.

Thomas is also the author of the report The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants in Denmark, released in 2007.

According to this report, Denmark is taking active steps to improve the process of integration into society by developing integration programmes with a unique emphasis on labour market integration for newly arrived immigrants.

Thomas’ report highlights a number of initiatives and best practices, including: the “We Need All Youngsters” campaign, early language stimulation of immigrant children, the nationwide KVINFO mentorship programme, integration via football clubs in the “From the Bench to the Pitch” project, benchmarking of municipalities, and the efforts to promote employment of immigrants in the public sector.

The OECD report on Denmark was part of a series of country reports about labour market integration. The OECD has published a book comparing the results of the evaluation of integration in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Australia.

Thomas studied Economics, International Affairs and International Management at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and the ESADE, Barcelona (Spain), he worked as a consultant for the OECD’s Economics Department in 2000. In 2001, he returned to the University of St. Gallen as Research Associate in the Institute for Labour Economics and Labour Law, focusing on the analysis of immigration policies for the highly-skilled in Germany and Switzerland. In 2004, following completion of his doctorate degree in economics, he joined the OECD.

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http://www.oecd.org/department/0,3355,en_2649_33931_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
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OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs/International Migration

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