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February 18, 2020

Berlin Migration Talks: The Skilled Immigration Act – Making Immigration Work in Germany

IOM Germany 4th Floor
Charlottenstraße 68
4th Floor
Berlin, 10117
In cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) we are pleased to invite you to a lunch talk on Tuesday 18, February where we will offer you a global, European and national perspective on the German Immigration Reform.

The Skilled Immigration Act, Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz (FEG), will enter into force on 1 March 2020. The FEG is one of the most significant overhauls of the German skilled immigration system in recent years. It will bring new and amended immigration categories, changes to the immigration authority structures and additional compliance obligations for employers. With a few weeks to go until the new rules take effect, it is time to take a look at the implementation status, the main changes and the challenges that come with the FEG.

Finding work is one of the key motivations behind international migration. The impact of economic, political and environmental crises, inequalities and shifting demographics have over the years contributed to a rise in labour migration. Frank Laczko, Director of IOM’s GMDAC will present some key global labour migration trends and provide an overview of the data sources that are currently available, as well as their strengths and limitations. Marius Tollenaere, Director at Fragomen, will discuss the legal requirement and challenges in relation to the FEG. In addition, Geertrui Lanneau, IOM’s Senior Labour Mobility and Human Development Specialist from IOM’s Regional Office for the European Economic Area (EEA) in Brussels, will provide a keynote speech on Labour Migration Policies in Europe and will present IOM initiatives and best practices.

For more information and to register for this event, please click the Register button.