Description: 

The EMN Study "Highly Qualified and Qualified Immigration of Third-Country Nationals" provides an overview of national policies and practices aiming to attract (highly) qualified Third-Country Nationals for employment. It also presents relevant statistics on the Topic.

Table of contents: 
  • European Migration Network
  • Background, Objectives and Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. National Policies and Measures for Attracting (Highly) Qualified Third-Country Nationals
    • 1.1. The criteria-led immigration system – ‘Red-White-Red Card’: Background, development and features
    • 1.2. Classification of the RWR Card
    • 1.3. Target Group of the RWR Card
    • 1.4. Accompanying and additional measures to increase attractiveness for (highly) qualified third-country nationals
      • 1.4.1. Information provision
      • 1.4.2. Recognition of qualifications
      • 1.4.3. Family reunification
    • 1.5. Integration of (highly) qualified third-country nationals and their family members
    • 1.6. Transposition of EU Directives and influence on national legislation
      • 1.6.1. Students Directive
      • 1.6.2. EU Blue Card and RWR Card
    • 1.7. Relations with third countries
      • 1.7.1. Mobility Partnerships
      • 1.7.2. Brain drain and brain circulation
    • 1.8. Public debate
  • 2. Evaluation and Effectiveness of Measures for Attracting (Highly) Qualified Third-Country Nationals
    • 2.1. Trends in labour immigration from third countries
    • 2.2. Evidence of effectiveness of the criteria-led immigration system based on statistics
      • 2.2.1. Valid settlement permits
      • 2.2.2. First settlement permits issued
    • 2.3. Characteristics of (highly) qualified immigration
    • 2.4. Other methods of evaluation
    • 2.5. Policy makers’ or other stakeholders’ experience
  • 3. Challenges and Barriers for Attracting (Highly) Qualified Third-Country Nationals
    • Characteristics of the labour market
    • Language Skills
    • Remuneration and taxation
    • Recognition of qualifications and de-qualification
    • Discrimination and xenophobia
    • Image, signal effect and processing of information
    • Implementation practice for the issuance of a Red-White-Red Card
  • 4. Summary
  • Annex
    • 1. Bibliography
    • 2. Interview Guide
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