Facilitating cooperation on migration and mobility between the European Union and India

 

Facilitating cooperation on migration and mobility between the European Union and India

This analytical report reviews from a theoretical perspective migration and mobility within the EU-India Strategic Partnership.The literature review confirms that the major challenge facing both partners lies in translating formal government agreements into deeper partnership applied to field of migration and mobility.

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Year of publication: 2017
Document Type: report

This paper discusses the importance of reinforcing the dialogue on migration and mobility between India and the European Union (EU).
This paper tries to answer two main research questions: is the current policy framework encouraging Indian highly skilled migrants to come to the Europe Union? Why is it critical to address the importance of highly skilled migrants to reinforce the strategic partnership between India and
the EU? In this policy brief, it is assumed that the European Union is falling short in attracting highly skilled Indian migrants despite the contribution that Indian highly-skilled migrants could play in solving the labour shortages in the EU.
The first part of this policy brief, intends to present the importance of the status of engagement between India and the EU in the field of migration and mobility. In addition, it is also explains the importance of highly-skilled migration and the reason why Indian and EU policy makers should further develop a coherent agenda on migration and mobility between these two regions. The second part of the paper briefly outlines the Indian initiatives and
policies in migration and mobility. The paper concludes by highlighting some key issues that are both relevant for India and the European Union.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration.

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