Dear U-debate users,
Welcome to the immigration for employment discussion topic, which is discussing a single European Union approach to granting permits to third country nationals and a common set of rights for immigrant workers as provided by the Directive 2011/98/EU adopted on 13th of December 2011. The Directive is aiming at making Europe more attractive to highly skilled migrants and increasing the protection of lawfully residing and working migrants.
The basic purpose of this topic is to exchange and collect your contributions relating to the following starting question:
Should the EU have a single approach to granting permits to third country nationals and a common set of rights for immigrant workers as proposed by the Directive on a single procedure for the issuing of a single permit to third country nationals to reside and work in an EU member-state and on a common set of rights of third-country national workers?
Your contributions can highlight Issues, Alternatives, Pro Arguments, Con Arguments and Comments reflecting your main concerns, proposals, viewpoints or suggestions necessary to address problems in question.
The ultimate aim of the discussion is to create a summary report of the discussion by the facilitator which will reflect participants’ concerns in a comprehensive way useful for different target groups such as citizens, immigrants workers, non-governmental organisations, decision-makers, stakeholders and media.
For more background information please consult the following documents:
1. Directive 2011/98/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State (Directive 2011/98/EU) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:343:0001:0009:EN:PDF .
2. Decision-making process on Directive 2011/98/EU http://ec.europa.eu/prelex/detail_dossier_real.cfm?CL=en&DosId=196321 .
3. Making Europe more attractive to highly skilled migrants and increasing the protection of lawfully residing and working migrants. IP/07/1575 Date: 23/10/2007.
This debate will run until 31 of March 2013 and facilitators report will be published in this thread.
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Kind regards, Simon Delakorda, facilitator