New BIICL study examines ways to recognise qualifications across EU
BIICL has been commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions to undertake a research study entitled Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU's cities and regions.
The study will explore current practices across the European Union to facilitate the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country nationals.
The European Union's strategic approach to legal migration has, as one of its key elements, the facilitation of the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country nationals. One of the challenges in such facilitation comes from the fact that EU member States have diverse qualifications and education systems, which are a primary competence of the Member States.
It is envisaged that the research will provide recommendations on how to attract skilled workers to EU cities and regions facing the talent development trap.
This project is funded through a Framework Contract with the European Committee of the Regions and builds on previous work that BIICL has undertaken on migrant integration and on efforts at the local and regional levels.