Socio-economic inclusion and labour security of persons on the move

Over the last three years, the EURANET project has highlighted the diversity and heterogeneity of temporary migration and the challenges posed by laws and policies to the socio-economic inclusion and labour security of persons on the move. Within this framework, CEPS conducted an in-depth investigation of the institutional actors and instruments delineating EU external migration policies. Our research underlines the priorities underpinning the external dimension of EU migration policies, and assesses the challenges arising from the implementation of two specific EU external migration policy instruments, namely EU Readmission Agreements and Mobility Partnerships. The current functioning of EU external migration policy and its outcomes have been tested and evaluated in the context of EU relations with a selection of Asian countries, in particular China, India, the Philippines and Thailand. Through extensive research and the organisation of policy meetings and an international conference in Brussels, CEPS has contributed to the academic and policy debate on the challenges and opportunities stemming from EU governance of temporary migration and mobility. The EURANET project concluded with a final workshop on January 27th on the theme of “Reappraising the EU Acquis on Legal Migration”, organised by CEPS in collaboration with the Legal Migration and Integration Unit of DG Home, European Commission.