EMN study: Migratory Pathways for Start-ups and Innovative Entrepreneurs in the EU
In recent years, the number of admission schemes for ‘start-ups’ and ‘innovative entrepreneurs’ have increased, both within the EU and globally. At EU level, improving the EU’s attractiveness for foreign entrepreneurs and start-ups forms part of the objective of upgrading the single market and is also in line with EU migration policy objectives, such as tackling demographic change and satisfying labour market needs.
The latest EMN study provides an overview of the migratory pathways available to start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs in the EU by exploring the policies and practices in 25 Member States to attract and retain start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs.
Main key points to note:
In 2018, the highest number of applications for start-up schemes was recorded in Estonia (783), followed by Spain (305); Lithuania (178); the Netherlands (127); Finland (108); Italy (92); Ireland (42) and Cyprus (7).
*AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, PT, PL, SE, SK, UK