View Post

In memory of Mike Moore

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

OPEN Advisory Board member Mike Moore sadly passed away on 2 February. Mike had an illustrious career, as the trade minister of New Zealand who opened its economy up to the world in the 1980s, as his country’s prime minister, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation who launched the Doha Round and brought China into the WTO in late 2001, and as New Zealand ambassador to the US during the …

Continue reading
View Post

Ever Cleverer Union launch

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

Philippe Legrain presenting Ever Cleverer Union: how AI could help EU institutions become more capable, competent, cost-effective and closer to citizens Great panel discussion with (from left to right): Jochen Richter, Director, Support and Technological Services for Translation, European Parliament; Eva Maydell, Member of the Industry Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee, European Parliament; Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Co-founder, OPEN; Dana Manescu, Head of Unit, Social Media & Video Communication, DG COMM, European Commission; …

Continue reading

Notre rapport sur l’intégration des réfugiés cité par Reuters

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

Selon une enquête dédiée d’Eurostat de 2014, 58,4% des personnes ayant obtenu l’asile en France y travaillent. Cette part augmente à 64,5% pour les réfugiés y résidant depuis 10 ans ou plus, souligne Philippe Legrain, chercheur associé à la London School of Economics et fondateur de l’institut de réflexion Open. En 2016, le taux d’emploi global des populations immigrées dans l’OCDE était de 67,4%, contre 55,3% en France, dans le …

Continue reading

‘Refugees Work’ quoted in Open Democracy

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

First, they should make greater efforts to achieve CRRF’s Goal 2, “Building refugees’ self-reliance.” The Open Political Economy Network, in collaboration with the Tent Foundation, has laid out a number of ways to accomplish this in a new report, Refugees Work. They call for creating efficient, fair asylum systems to process applications, allowing asylum seekers with substantial claims to work immediately, and investing in language and skills training. Key to establishing these …

Continue reading
View Post

How to help refugees get into work fast

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

What kind of support do refugees really need to get jobs? Philippe Legrain outlines his new 22-country study for the Tent Foundation and OPEN on what works best to help refugees find employment quickly, thus bringing dividends to local economies. Read the full piece for Refugees Deeply here Photo: AFP PHOTO/STEFFI LOOS

Continue reading

Far From Being a Burden, Research Suggests Refugees Come With Benefits

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

An Open Political Economy Network study released last May determined that an investment in “welcoming refugees” will nearly double in economic benefits within five years. Refugees often take “4D” jobs — dirty, difficult, dangerous or dull — that many don’t want. They start new businesses that create new jobs. The experience of being uprooted from one culture and exposed to another often sparks creativity and entrepreneurship among refugees. And they tend …

Continue reading

Quoted on the trade implications of Brexit in Quartz

In News by Philippe Legrain0 Comments

OPEN founding partner Hosuk Lee-Makiyama was quoted by Quartz in an article on the trade implications of Brexit on 5 July. Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, it faces the daunting task of renegotiating a long list of trade deals as a newly independent entity: all the deals the EU already has with other countries, the ones the EU is currently negotiating, and a deal with …

Continue reading