EMN annual conference in Estonia focuses on the EU in the Global Race for Talents

In the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the Council, the Estonian Contact Point of the EMN organized the annual EMN conference on 21 and 22 september in Tallinn. The event gathered key stakeholders who discussed good practices and challenges in attracting and retaining talents in the EU and in the Member States.

On 21 and 22 September 2017, the EMN Annual Conference took place in Tallinn (Estonia). It focused on the “EU in the Global Race for Talents”.

The event gathered key stakeholders in the field of legal migration, including representatives from the Member States, the European Commission, the European Parliament, International organizations and the private sector.

On the first day, a succession of 4 panels discussed different aspects of talent migration. This included the EU’s initiatives to facilitate talent migration; good practices from different Member States to attract talent (i.e. national and local measures); private companies’ approaches; as well as the issue of international mobility from the migrants’ perspective.

On the second day, three workshops focused on good challenges and practices in attracting and retaining different categories of foreign talent: Students (see the EMN Inform on “Retaining third-country national students"); employees; and start-up founders.

The presentations given during the event as well as some videos and photos are available here.

In the coming months, the European Migration Network will produce a number of briefing papers and informs based on the issues addressed at the conference. These will be made available on this website.

For more information on the event, see the website of the Estonian Contact Point of the EMN.

Publication Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
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