A Competition for Talents – 15 Years of EC – and EU-Directives Fostering the Immigration of Highly Qualified and Skilled Third-Country Nationals Cover Image

A Competition for Talents – 15 Years of EC – and EU-Directives Fostering the Immigration of Highly Qualified and Skilled Third-Country Nationals
A Competition for Talents – 15 Years of EC – and EU-Directives Fostering the Immigration of Highly Qualified and Skilled Third-Country Nationals

Author(s): Michael Griesbeck
Subject(s): Migration Studies, EU-Legislation
Published by: Právnická fakulta Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Immigration of Third;Country nationals;Researchers Directive;EU;Blue Card;accompanying measures;language training;integration policy

Summary/Abstract: Beginning with the Tampere summit and the Lisbon Council conclusions and the Directives starting with the Students Directive and the Researchers Directive the European Union took significant steps to create a modern legal framework for the management of legal migration that makes the European Union attractive for highly qualified and skilled third country nationals. Also the introduction of the EU-Blue-Card was an important step on this way. The initiatives show that the Union is well aware of the demographic development and the global competition for highly qualified and skilled migrants.However changing laws and regulations is not enough. It also requires accompanying measures and the perception and visibility of the new regulations. Also a fast and simple visa procedure is required as well as a mechanism for recognition of qualification. Language training abroad and after arrival and integration politics are also indispensable for success.

  • Issue Year: 5/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-32
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English