Dutch Labour Market and Participation Module (MAP)

In order to comply with the civic integration requirement, people who have to integrate must complete and pass the Dutch Labour Market and Participation Module (MAP). The MAP is part of the personal Civic Integration and Participation Plan (PIP). You will familiarise yourself with and prepare yourself for participation in the Dutch labour market. The MAP is a new part of the civic integration process and replaces the examination component of the Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market (ONA).

The municipality is responsible for offering people who have to integrate via the B1 Pathway or Self-Reliance Pathway with suitable places according to their abilities, personal wishes and development potential. The municipality is also responsible for their funding. People who have to integrate who take the Education Pathway are exempt from the MAP. This part is replaced with study and career guidance. Do you want to know more about the B1 Pathway, the Self-Reliance Pathway or the Education Pathway? Click here.


The MAP module comprises a practical component lasting at least 40 hours. During this practical component people who have to integrate do work experience in a language-rich environment. Additionally, the following eight topics will be addressed:

1)      Career guidance

2)      Employee competencies

3)      Realistic professional expectations

4)      Professional opportunities

5)      Acquisition of professional competencies

6)      Building a network

7)      Finding work

8)      Work culture


In order to pass the MAP, people who have to integrate must complete the whole programme within three years. You take part in a final interview with the municipality to assess whether your knowledge and skills in the set topics are sufficient for civic integration.


Source: Divosa, 2020. Overview of the changes in the new Civic Integration Act