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The special issue is a result of the colloquium “Language Skills for Economic and Social Inclusion” organised the 12–13 October 2017 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, by the research group “Economics and Languages”. The colloquium aimed at exploring the relationship between individual language skills and people’s integration in the economy and in society with a focus on the labour market. We gratefully acknowledge the support from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (Project “Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe,” MIME—Grant Agreement 613344), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (ITL project - CSO2015-64247-P), Andrássy-Universität Budapest, the Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana, and the faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. All articles contained in this special issue have been anonymously evaluated by at least two reviewers, including the contribution co-authored by one of the editors. The work of the reviewers is gratefully acknowledged.

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Gazzola, M., Wickström, BA. & Templin, T. Language skills, the labour market, and socioeconomic integration. Empirica 46, 617–623 (2019).

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