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9.15 – 9.30 a.m.

Opening

Peter Clever, rapporteur of the SOC/539 opinion on "Towards a coherent EU labour immigration policy" (ongoing)

9.30 – 10.45 a.m.

Session 1

Elements of an EU strategy for attracting skilled workers

9.30 – 10.30 a.m.

Moderator: Peter Clever

 

Presentation by Jonathan Chaloff, Policy Analyst, International Migration Division, OECD on "Joint OECD-European Commission research project reviewing Labour Migration Policy in Europe: attractiveness, evaluation, recommendations".

 

Panel discussion with

  • Robert Plummer, adviser, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Marco Cilento, adviser, ETUC
  • Andrea de Bie, Senior Immigration Consultant, Fragomen – The residence permit for highly skilled migrants in The Netherlands

10.30 – 11.15 a.m.

General discussion

 

 

11.15 – 11.30 a.m.

Coffee break

 

 

11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 2

Focus on the revision of the Blue Card Directive

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Moderator: Peter Clever

 

Presentations by:

  • Maria Vincenza Desiderio, Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute Europe – "A comparative analysis of systems to select and attract highly-skilled workers: the case of Canada, what lessons for the European Union?"
  • Lieven Brouwers, Policy Officer, Legal migration and integration unit, DG HOME, European Commission

 

Panel discussion between:

  • Gregor Forschbach, consultant in immigration law, German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI)
  • Eva Schultz, legal counsellor, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
  • Ricardo Nobre, founder and managing director of Cross Border Talents (CBT)
  • Jo Antoons, partner, Fragomen, member of the Expert Group of the European Commission on economic migration and legal expert of the Skilled Workforce Lobby Group of the Transatlantic Business Council

12.30 – 12.50 p.m.

General discussion

12.50 – 1 p.m.

Conclusions by:

  • Wido Geis, expert on the SOC/539 opinion on "Towards a coherent EU labour immigration policy" (ongoing)
  • Peter Clever, rapporteur of the SOC/539 opinion on "Towards a coherent EU labour immigration policy" (ongoing)

 

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