Migration and Home Affairs

European Dialogue on Skills and Migration

Friday, 29 January, 2016

On 27-28 January 2016 DG for Migration and Home Affairs organised the first European Dialogue on Skills and Migration. The event, which included high-level representatives of public and private employers as well as experts, featured speeches, workshops, and a keynote speech by Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos.

The discussions and outcomes from the event will help the Commission to have a better understanding of the present and future challenges that economic actors are facing regarding skills and labour shortages and the role that skilled workers from third countries can play, while also involving them more proactively in facilitating labour market integration for third-country nationals.

At the event, Commissioner Avramopoulos said: “in an open dialogue, everybody brings forward his or her ideas to make migration less of a problem to be tackled, and more a well-managed resource, both for migrants and for a continent facing a severe demographic decline and skills shortages.”

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