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Posted 2022-09-01 15:35:34 by Daniela Vono de Vilhena




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Population Europe have published a new QuantMig Policy Brief entitled "Attracting Skills and Talent to the EU" and can be found at Attracting Skills and Talent to the EU | Population Europe (

This policy brief follows on from the Webinar on the 15th June 2022 anfd the Key Messages are:

  • Migration policies on their own are not enough to attract skilled migrants. The EU should further intensify its efforts in attracting skills and talents, focusing on creating a comprehensive and multi-sectoral strategy.
  • The EU and its Member States need to invest in potential migrants‘ perception of the region. Welcoming communities and individuals’ own motivations play an important role in migrants’ decision-making processes on where to go.
  • Recognition of foreign migrants‘ credentials should be streamlined, simplified and facilitated at the EU level, without compromising on the level of skills sought. This not only ensures that efficient skill matching is possible but also creates an environment in which migrant skills are valued.
  • Consideration should also be given to an EU-supported programme aimed at attracting back nationals who have emigrated.


This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870299 QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy. This document reflects the authors'view and the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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