State-of -the-art on temporary labour migration schemes in Europe

Publication date:
10/2020
Author:
Vincenzo Gomes & Jeroen Doomernik, UvA
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ADMIGOV Deliberable 3.1 (2020)

This paper provides a 'state-of-the-art' on European labour migration policies. It is part of Work Package 3 of the Advancing Alternative Migration Governance [ADMIGOV] program, which aims to promote migration governance models which take seriously the principles laid out in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants [NYD] and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to study how alternative approaches to migration governance can be better designed and put into practice. What we aim to do in this work package is to identify whether temporary and circular labour migration schemes could help disentangle so called mixed migration flows into Europe: i.e. making it attractive for migrants who claim asylum to apply for a work permit instead and thus offering more opportunities to deliver international protection to refugees.