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AuthorG.G. Hourani
TitleLebanon's Emigration Integration Policy
PublisherEuro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)
PlaceFiezole, Italy
Book/source titleIntegration Policies: The Views from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries
EditorP. Fargues
Institute/dept.MIGRINTER - Migrations Internationales, Espaces et Sociétés
KeywordsIntegration/settlement; Policies local/national/international; Cultural values; Economic integration/labour market/informal economy
AbstractUsing what has been developed in the field of measuring emigration integration by Alessandra Cancedda in her "Skilled Migrants Integration Assessment Model (SMIAM)", as well as several significant books and studies published on the Lebanese immigration, this short note on the integration of Lebanese migrants was developed. The note found that Lebanese emigrants value work; they work hard in all fields whether professional, entrepreneurial, or technical, they become involved in the political and civil society life of their countries of immigration, and not only in matters concerning immigrants exclusively. Many Lebanese migrants, whether descendents or recent arrivals, serve in government, as well as in non-ethnic NGOs and voluntary organisations in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, Central and South America, etc. However, some recent Lebanese migrants are facing difficulties in integrating in their countries of destination and although integration is as much the responsibility of the host country (government and people) as of the sending country, and the migrants themselves, sending countries, and in particular Lebanon are not playing an active role in preparing emigrants for what lies ahead.
Document typeChapter
Download paperdownload 200512-CARIM-TunisSem.pdf document/50435