Publication date: 04 November 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the flow of migrants who planned to enter the EU and OECD countries as workers in essential sectors (e.g. health- and care- workers, hospital auxiliary staff, agricultural workers) as well as those who were residing on a temporary or renewable basis for the purpose of work in these sectors. How did EU & OECD countries respond to the need to prevent labour market shortages during the COVID-19 crisis? An answer to this and other questions can be found in the Inform.
Publication date: 16 December 2015
Upon request by the LIBE committee, this research paper reviews the social and economic context of EU international labour migration policy, the status of relevant EU legislation and the available policy options.
Publication date: 30 June 2015
This study examines the interconnection between labour shortages in the Member States and labour migration policies from third countries to Member States.
Publication date: 03 December 2014
This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries.
Publication date: 28 April 2011
Does circular migration bring benefits? Is there evidence to support that it is preferred by migrants? This discussion paper examines the reasons behind the upsurge of interest in circular migration as well as benefits and improvements proposed to such models.
Publication date: 01 December 2006
What is the Belgian approach towards highly skilled workers from third countries? This study examines in detail the selection criteria, admission requirements, procedures for issuing work permits and the available data on the subject.