Ukrainian refugees and the European labor market: socio-cultural markers of interaction

Keywords: values, culture, management, refugees, foreign workers, labor market.


The study aims to identify the main aspects of the influence of the socio-demographic and cultural characteristics of migrants from Ukraine on their integration into the labor market in Europe.

The methodology of the research is based on the methods of systematic approach and structural-functional analysis with the use of general scientific methods of SWOT-analysis, description, analysis and synthesis, comparison, and generalization. The use of these methods allowed for an analysis of the totality of statistical data and the results of sociological research on migrants, the peculiarities of national culture in Ukraine as a general environment of professional activity of migrants from Ukraine, their system of values in comparison with similar characteristics of Europeans.

As a result, the conclusion is that most Ukrainian refugees will face a mismatch with the needs of the European labor market due to the difference in their usual prevailing type of organizational culture and value system, which causes the need for an adaptation policy. It is shown that the risks of mismatch should be identified, controlled, and avoided by means of developed public policies, including special communication campaigns.


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Author Biography

Kateryna Bannikova, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv), Ukraine.

PhD, Sociological sciences. 22.00.04 - Special and sectoral sociologies V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv) Director of Talent Acquisition and Human Resources, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Bannikova, K. (2022). Ukrainian refugees and the European labor market: socio-cultural markers of interaction. Amazonia Investiga, 11(56), 9-17.
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