GREECE - EMN study on the Intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals
[09/01/2013] [Griechenland] [Bericht] [Mehrsprachig]
Beitrag von : Integration Expert
Autoren : European Migration Network
The purpose of the study is to act as a scoping exercise to better understand the key issues and challenges that are apparent in relation to the intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals in the different Member States. More specifically, it aims to:
The study’s underlying concern is to understand how intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals might be enhanced in order to benefit from a mobile workforce contributing to the EU’s growth. Mobility rights have economic and social benefits for the individuals concerned. They should also reduce skills mismatches, help to address unemployment and contribute to economic growth at EU level. However, whilst every citizen of the Union, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Union, has the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States, intra-EU mobility rights are only provided for certain categories of third-country nationals within the EU acquis subject to the necessary conditions being met.
Given the range of EU and national legislative instruments governing intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals, and the limited information which exists on the phenomenon, the study will provide an overview of the situation in the EU plus Norway, including in terms of the availability of relevant statistics. The EU acquis is understood to account only for a small proportion of total movements of third-country nationals, which is why understanding national rules, policies and practices is so important. Understanding which groups of third-country nationals fall through the gaps in the EU acquis, and the challenges which they represent, will help the Commission to decide whether further action at EU level is needed. With the Commission planning to undertake a public consultation on labour migration, such an overview of the main issues/challenges relating to the mobility of third-country nationals will be very timely. The study should enable a critical analysis of certain assumptions which have so far shaped the development of EU acquis. These include the belief that only highly qualified third-country nationals are mobile and the perception that third-country nationals are more mobile than EU citizens.
Source : European Migration Network