Register for the National Conference on Skills Mobility Partnerships!

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EMN Belgium, in cooperation with Enabel, the Belgian development agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Belgium & Luxembourg, organises the national (hybrid) conference “Skills Mobility Partnerships”, taking place June 1 and 2, 2022 at Résidence Palace (Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels) and online.

The national conference on Skills Mobility Partnerships is the fruit of an intensive dialogue of EMN Belgium, Enabel and IOM Belgium and Luxembourg with local, regional, national and European stakeholders that are involved in the development of Skills Mobility Partnerships. The conference will bring together several stakeholders, both private and public actors, to discuss the policy and practice regarding Skills Mobility. Participants will get to know the various projects as well as have the opportunity to network.  

The event will be centred on the concept of Talent Partnerships as a whole, and Skills Mobility Partnerships in particular. Skills Mobility Partnerships are an integral part of the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. Belgium has a rich tradition of economic migration and has tested several Skills Mobility pilot projects. Their success is best summarized in the words of EU Commissioner Johansson: “This is the future”.

On the first day, an EMN Roundtable will be organised to facilitate a meaningful policy debate on the EU dimension of Skills Mobility. On the second day, the focus will shift towards the practical implementation on the national level, specifically in Belgium, including through pilot projects such as MATCH.

The detailed agenda and concept note can be found in the attachments below.

Date: 1 June 2022 (13h30 - 16h30, preceded by lunch) & 2 June 2022 (9h30 - 15h45, followed by a networking reception).

Location: Résidence Palace (Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels) and online.

Language: Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French and Dutch.

Registration: Please fill out this online form! In the form, available in English, French, and Dutch, you will be able to indicate which days you wish to attend as well as your preferred participation modality (in person or online) and catering options.

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