Is it a great chance for highly skilled workers from third countries to work in the EU?
But is the current EU BLUE CARD that attractive? Will highly skilled workers from third countries join the EU to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness?
The EU’s current Blue CARD for immigration of highly skilled workers is not well-equipped for these challenges. There are too many parallel – national Member states’ rules and different condition and procedures across the EU. The BLUE CARD was launched “as an EU flagship initiative” in 2009. Between 2012 and 2014 have been issued only 30.000 BLUE CARDs only EU wide. This is the main reason for the European Commission to revise the Directive.
EU Commission will recast the BLUE CARD. The proposal for the new BLUE CARD shall attract more highly skilled worker.
Which are the main proposed changes?
Harmonization, simplification and efficiency
More inclusive and flexible admission conditions
Enhanced Intra-EU mobility
Faster and more flexible procedures
For the EU faces significant labor and skill shortages in certain sectors, it will be important to attract these highly skilled workers from third countries to enhance the competitiveness of its economy.
If you have ever been offered a great job in another city or country, you know the feeling. On the one hand, there’s the excitement of a new place and a new culture. On the other hand, you feel sad about leaving friends behind. You worry that your family will be unhappy in a new city.
How can you decide if a move is the right thing or not?
First of all you should gather as much information as possible about the new location, city and country. Try to find out the big differences between your home country and your new destination.
Before you make a decision, you should also look at what other job opportunities are available in the new location, if this company is the only company there in your industry and the job doesn’t work out, it may be difficult to find something else.
What is about your family?
Give them a chance to visit the new city to find out what it can offer them. Still, it might be better for everyone if your family stays in your current location while you get used to your new position, gohelpy specialists say. “The initial period in the new job is about making connections, meeting people and working many hours to get up to speed”.
Sometimes, a decision to go out before the rest of your family can be a great one. It gives you time to focus on the transition and pave the way for the rest of them to join you.
I got a job offer as an IT consultant in Berlin. But I had no idea, how to get a work permit for Berlin. Then I found gohelpy online. It was unbelievable, gohelpy provided me with all necessary information. The XpatVisor created a tailor made relocation path regarding to my profile. So I got all information of the procedure to get my work permit.
It is hard to find an apartment in Berlin these days, but I was lucky, I found a room in a (WG) shared flat. I ask the relocation specialists of gohelpy for some support to handle the administrative matters. They coordinated and applied for the appointments at the municipal registration and the Department of Foreign request in Berlin (LABO).
Just to let you know, with gohelpy everything worked out perfectly..
Berlin shines in a new light. Days become shorter, weather is getting worse. After a rainy cloudy day you may see a wonderful shining Berlin at night. Superb light installations are projected at many buildings – it is so impressive.
Berlin festival of lights has started last Friday and will be in Berlin until the 16th of October. Take your chance going around Berlin have a look at that brilliant light installation. You can go on your own, take part at a guided walking tour or bus tour, by bike…
Don’t miss this wonderful festival of lights in Berlin.
gohelp.y is a Relocation portal. You find your way to us as you are interested in moving to Germany – to Berlin, Munich or Stuttgart. Additionally, to more general information gohelp.y provides a completely free of charge XpatVisor, an online tool, providing services of a relocation-expert. This makes your move to Berlin/Munich/Stuttgart as smooth and easy as with a service provider directly by your side.
Until now online-relocation was not really online relocation. This is different now, with gohelp.y. Here online is indeed online and free of charge is free of charge, there are no hidden costs. How? The XpatVisor makes it possible.
Real and free of charge online-relocation services: The XpatVisor
The XpatVisor is the centrepiece of gohelp.y. Equipped with the experiences of professional relocation service providers, XpatVisor creates automatically, based on your profile details, an individual relocation-concept designed specifically for you and your needs. Now you can handle each of the steps one by one and whenever you want, following the relocation timeline.
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Relocation
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Flat hunt: make sure your new surrounding will fit with your interests.
Make sure, which steps you will have to do, after moving to your new home: starting with registration, applying for residence and working permit, open a bank account etc…, it will definitely bother you to do all required administrative things.
Get familiar with “DO’s and DON’Ts”
Learning the language: this is the most effective way to become really integrated!!