How can the European Union become more attractive for talented professionals looking
for job opportunities worldwide? Can EU-level action support employers, private and
public stakeholders in each Member State to better leverage international recruitment
into the Single Market? This report presents a new overview of the obstacles that
continue to hamper the attraction and recruitment of skills from outside Europe, and
discusses the role of both public and private initiatives to help overcome these barriers.
It provides a comparative analysis of the Expression of Interest (EoI) system of migration
management as implemented in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and assesses its potential
to address the needs of the European labour migration system. The report presents
several options and variants for adapting the EoI, step by step and EU-wide, and examines
their feasibility, constraints and advantages.