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To Regularize or to Expand Work Visas in the EU?

As part of its proposal for an EU Migration and Asylum Pact, the European Commission has pledged to present legislative proposals on legal migration in 2021 to better match labor demand and supply, enable better, faster access to visas and work permits, and increase the intra-EU mobility of foreign workers.

Over the course of 2019 and 2020, several EU member states have taken action to create or expand labor migration pathways, regularize part of the undocumented population, and increase protections for some categories of migrants. How effective have these different approaches been? And are there lessons to be learned at the EU level?

At this event, the authors of a new report, Towards an EU Toolbox for Migrant Workers: Labour Mobility and Regularisation in Germany, Italy, and Spain in 2020, will discuss their findings with representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Speakers

  • Damian Boeselager

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    Damian Boeselager is a member of the European Parliament and a shadow rapporteur for an own-initiative report on new avenues for legal migration.

  • Eleonora Camilli

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    Eleonora Camilli is a journalist at Redattore Sociale.

  • Aleksandra Domanska

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    Aleksandra Domanska is a policy officer for Legal Pathways and Integration at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Home Affairs.

  • Sylvie Guillaume

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    Sylvie Guillaume is a member of the European Parliament and a shadow rapporteur for an own-initiative report on new avenues for legal migration.

  • Giulia Laganà

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    Giulia Laganà leads the Open Society European Policy Institute’s analysis and advocacy on EU policies on migration and asylum.

  • Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez

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    Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez is head of Migration and Diversity at Instrategies.

  • Jan Schneider

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    Jan Schneider is head of the Research Unit at the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration.

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