Session I: The EU in the Global Race for Talents

21 September 2017
Session I focuses on supranational trends in talent migration, including the policy frameworks in place. The demand for skilled labour is growing across the world and all major economic powers are competing for their share of foreign brain power, yet the EU seems to be losing the race to the Pacific Rim countries. Discussants from the European Commission and international organisations investigate the following questions:
  • What are the connections between labour migration and economic development?
  • What are the current measures in place to facilitate talent migration and enhance the EU’s competitiveness over the next decade?