EU Commission launches initiative to address skills shortage and migration cooperation

EU Commission launches initiative to address skills shortage and migration cooperation 1

The EU Commission launched an initiative under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum in the hope of addressing skills shortages in the European Union and to strengthen mutually-beneficial partnerships on migration with third countries.

The initiative, called Talent Partnerships, aims to match  the skills of workers from countries outside the EU with the labour market needs inside the EU, and become a key part of the EU`s relations with partner countries when it comes to managing migration together.

In a conference organised by the Commission, representatives of Member States, the European Parliament, social and economic partners and other EU stakeholders will today discuss the design and use of Talent Partnerships.

“Well-managed, legal migration can bring great benefits to our society and the economy – especially as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Upskilling our existing workforce is essential but labour migration can also play an important role in reducing the skills gap and boosting EU innovation potential. Talent Partnerships are a “triple win” for all the parties,” said Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas.