Michael Graversen has written an important article in which he argues that the free movement of labor should also apply to refugees with asylum in Europe.
The Bridge Radio’s current exhibition in CAMP, which runs until May 19, zooms in on this problematic exactly. The exhibition is made in collaboration with a group of refugees who have been granted asylum in Italy. Due to the high unemployment in Italy, they travel to Denmark in search of work.
Here, however, they can’t get work permits and are forced to make a living collecting empty bottles for a recycling refund or working illegally. Many also end up living on the street without any form of social security.
“But if we make it legal for them to work in Denmark, once they have been granted asylum in Italy, we will be able to give them proper conditions, and Denmark will get a tax profit out of it." (our translation)