EMN Inform: Exploring legal pathways to fulfil labour needs

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. This Inform aims to explore Member States’ experiences with new legal pathways, namely Talent Partnerships and complementary work-related pathways for those in need of international protection.

With regard to Talent Partnerships, the inform explores the sectors and nationalities targeted in existing or planned partnerships with third countries, including temporary and long-term migration, as well as circular migration. It also looks into how skills shortages that cannot be filled with the national and legally staying migrant workers already available in EU countries are taken into account in the development of such measures. Also, the mechanisms of involving employers and national employment authorities are addressed.

With regard to complementary pathways, the Inform specifically focuses on work-related complementary pathways for persons in need of international protection.