Commission opens consultations on rules of entry and stay in the EU

05/07/2012

The European Commission invites all interested parties to take part in the consultations on the future rules on the entry and residence of non-EU national researchers, students, school pupils, unremunerated trainees and volunteers in the EU.

The aim of the consultations is to collect opinions on future rules on the entry and residence of non-EU national researchers, students, school pupils, unremunerated trainees and volunteers in the EU, with a view to the revision of the students and researchers Directives as foreseen in the 2012 Commission Work Programme.

The European Commission encourages all interested parties to share their experience and concerns about any obstacles faced by non-EU nationals when trying to access the EU. You are kindly invited to propose ideas about how to remove these obstacles and further develop the EU as a place to study, carry out research, volunteer, and participate in school pupil exchanges or unpaid training.

The consultation is addressed to the broadest public possible: all EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities, candidate countries, third-country partners, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, and all state actors and private service providers involved with academia, research, social partners, civil society organisations and individuals.

This consultation may be accessed and answered online. You do not need to respond to all questions. However, in order for your response to be taken into account in this consultation, all questions under “Your Profile” need to be answered.

If you have any other questions about this consultation, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at: Home-Notifications-B1@ec.europa.eu.
The consultations will run from 1 June till 23 August.

 
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