The EU Policy to Attract Highly Skilled Workers: The Status of Implementation of the Blue Card Directive
A worldwide shortage of about 38-40 million highly skilled workers is forecast by 2020. Many countries are implementing policies to attract workers with special skills and knowledge. What is the European Union doing to face this challenge? In 2009 the EU adopted the so-called Blue Card Directive (n. 2009/50) to attract highly qualified workers from abroad, address labor and skills shortages and strengthen the EU’s competitiveness and economic growth. The Directive was implemented by most EU countries during 2012 but has proven to be insufficiently attractive and underused, with only a limited number of Blue Cards issued. For these reasons, the EU Commission has announced some proposed changes to the Blue Card Directive. The specific objectives are, amongst other things, to increase the numbers of third-country highly skilled workers immigrating to the EU and simplify and harmonize admission procedures for third-country highly skilled workers.
The article also outlines a summary of the current state of implementation of the Directive in the following countries: Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and The Netherlands.
This article is included in Journal of Management and Sustainability Vol 6, No 4 (2016), full text available here: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jms/article/view/64729/34886
Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.
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Mazzeschi S.r.l. | Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020
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