Pilot Projects Legal Migration

This policy establishes a framework for legal migration that takes full account of the importance of integration into host societies. The theme of this pilot project corresponds to Specific Action 6 (« Promoting exchanges of students and researchers between universities of the Parties ») of Chapter III – Managing legal migration and mobility, with a particular focus on labour migration. The overall objective of the proposed pilot project is to examine and discuss current cross-border student mobility strategies in the Prague Process region in order to identify best practices and policy recommendations to promote student exchanges between participating States. The Family Reunification Directive lays down the rules under which third-country nationals can bring their family members to the EU country where they legally reside. On 27 April 2022, the Commission presented a Communication setting out a blueprint for a new sustainable EU policy on legal migration that attracts the skills and talent the EU needs to address labour shortages and Europe`s demographic change. On the same day, the Commission also presented proposals to modernise the Long-Term Residents Directive and the Single Permit Directive. The main objectives of these recasts are: In the September 2017 Communication on the implementation of the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission launched pilot projects on legal migration to strengthen the role of legal migration channels in the EU`s overall cooperation with third countries on migration management, with a particular focus on African countries. USDA will provide opportunities for stakeholder engagement during program development. USDA will also work with United Farm Workers of America (UFW) under a technical assistance cooperation agreement to inform USDA of the challenges facing farm workers and to inform the development of the pilot program. UFW will work with relevant stakeholders, including farmers, agricultural workers, agricultural worker representatives and trade unions, to ensure the agency benefits from a wide range of perspectives. Following the consultation and program development phase, USDA intends to launch a competitive pilot program before the growing season in early 2023. The total economic contribution of the food and agriculture industry is estimated at nearly $7 trillion. Industries account for nearly one-fifth of the country`s economic activity, directly contribute $2.7 trillion to U.S.

GDP, and support more than 40 million jobs[1]. The key to the success of these industries lies in millions of agricultural workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of these workers and their contributions to our country`s food security, while highlighting the challenges of labour force instability, irregular migration, and the need to increase occupational health and safety to increase the resilience of our food system and supply chain. The objective of Pilot Project 2 was to exchange experiences and good practices in organising labour migration. The project focused in particular on improving the flow of information to potential migrants through available legal migration channels to promote worker adequacy. The main intention was to bring countries of origin and destination closer together in order to discuss common interests and identify practical difficulties. As better management of legal migration is the best tool to combat illegal migration, more emphasis should be placed on legal pathways to ensure the prevention of illegal movements. Labour migration plays a key role in promoting long-term economic development and addressing current and future demographic challenges in the EU. In 2019, the Commission completed a Fitness Check of Legal Migration, an overall assessment of this legal framework.

Talent partnerships will improve legal pathways to the EU and strategically involve partner countries in migration management. Specific objective 2: To explore and analyse the existing legal and procedural framework governing student mobility between countries participating in the Prague Process and assess its impact on socio-economic development in countries of origin and destination, examining the impact of student mobility on the labour market in countries of origin and destination; the possible impact of post-graduation employment promotion in the host country and its link to brain drain and waste of highly skilled workers; and consideration of measures to encourage return after graduation, etc. Launched in November 2011, the EU Immigration Portal provides practical information for foreigners wishing to settle in the EU. The website is also aimed at migrants who are already in the EU and want to move from one EU country to another.