Published on 5th December 2022
From a business perspective, there is a clear need for targeted and well-managed economic and legal migration to address labour and skills shortages in Europe, which are an increasing challenge for the continent’s employers, economies and labour markets. Labour mobility and work migration have been central topics within the political debate at European level and a core pillar of the current European Commission’s programme. Furthermore, the recent situation arising from the Russian war of agression against Ukraine has further shed light on the challenges associated to labour mobility and work migration.
In this context, the World Employment Confederation-Europe looks at how we could improve policies around labour mobility and work migration to make a positive contribution to labour markets in Europe. In a new strategic issue paper, WEC-Europe analyses and proposes recommendations in two areas: intra-EU work mobility and economic migration.
On intra-EU work mobility, the World Employment Confederation-Europe
On economic migration policies, the World Employment Confederation-Europe
The paper complements the Strategic Issue Paper on skills and labour shortages “Making Better Matches”, released in September 2022. Broadening access to labour markets – notably through work mobility and economic migration – is identified in that paper as one of four pillars to solve skills and labour shortages in Europe.