Triggering skilled migration: Factors influencing the mobility of early careers scientists to Germany
This policy brief examines the factors that influence the mobility of highly-skilled personnel to Germany, with a focus on early career and doctoral scientists in the natural sciences. It takes into account the legal frameworks in place at the national and EU level to attract the highly-skilled, as well as mobility triggers such as networks, undergraduate mobility and family contexts, which also have an [...]
Make it in Germany - Welcome to Germany Portal of the Qualified Professionals Initiative
Make it in Germany shows qualified professionals from other countries the way to Germany and what makes it worthwhile to live and work here. For the first time, the Internet portal bundles together all the key information about making a career and living in Germany. It tells you which sectors are in search of qualified professionals and what the terms and conditions are of being able to take up employment [...]
Migrants, minorities, mismatch? Skill mismatch among migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe
Cedefops research paper shows that migrants from outside the EU are more likely to find jobs beneath their real skills level (overeducation), while ethnic minorities are more typically found to lack the education level that the labour market requires (undereducation). Limiting mismatch is good not just for individuals but also for the European economy, allowing a better use of human potential.
The demand for high-skilled workers and immigration policy.
"This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the demand for high-skilled workers using a new firm data set, the IZA International Employer Survey 2000. Our results suggest that while workers from EU-countries are mainly complements to domestic high-skilled workers, workers from non-EU countries are hired because of a shortage of high-skilled labour. The paper, furthermore, provides a short description of [...]
Strengthening Germany`s role in the global knowledge society: Strategy of the Federal government for the Internationalization of Science and Research
The English language summary of the strategy paper, which was presented on behalf of the government in February 2008, outlines the challenges and opportunities Germany faces in the light of globalisation, and its future strategy regarding collaboration and competition in research and science. Focus is placed on excellence, innovation and the mobility of high potentials (strengthening cooperation in Europe, [...]
Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third Country Highly-Skilled Workers in the EU (European Migration Network)
This EMN Synthesis Report aims to summarise and compare, within a European perspective, the findings from eleven National Contact Points (Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom) of the European Migration Network (EMN), on the conditions of entry and residence of third country highly-skilled workers in the EU primarily from the year 2000 [...]
High-skilled immigration policy in Europe.
"Whether Europe will be able to stand up to its internal and external challenges crucially depends on its ability to manage its internal mobility and inflows of international migrants. Using a unique expert opinion survey, we document that Europe needs skilled migrants, and skill mismatch is to be expected. A review of current immigration policies shows that despite a number of positive recent developments [...]