Majority of Ukrainian Refugees in Czechia Employed Below Skill Level: Commissioner Urges Language Education and Qualification Recognition Reform.

At a recent press conference, Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková, the government’s commissioner for human rights, highlighted a concerning trend among Ukrainian refugees in Czechia. She revealed that over 60% of economically active Ukrainian refugees are currently employed in positions that do not match their qualifications. Šimáčková emphasized the importance of enhancing Czech language education for refugees and streamlining the process for recognizing Ukrainian qualifications.

With more than 380,000 Ukrainian refugees holding temporary protection status in Czechia, Šimáčková estimated that approximately 120,000 of them are economically active. Among this group, a significant portion—61%—find themselves working in roles for which they are overqualified. Photo by Dpsu.gov.ua, Wikimedia commons.