|Synthesis of the Report|
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In Italy, where the demographic trend is significantly negative, there is a shortage of both low and highly-skilled workers, the most important example being nurses who are routinely admitted beyond the established quota. It is also common for a third country highly-skilled worker to begin an appointment upon entering Italy at a lower level until their employer has evaluated their capacities. Therefore, the aim of this study is to provide an overview of the policy context and needs in Italy.
This small scale study contributes to the development of a proposed directive on the entry of third-country highly-skilled workers to the EU by providing an overview of the current status and needs in the contributing Member States. The Synthesis Report, through a systematic comparative method, identifies the similarities and differences in the approaches of the Member States allowing for a concise overview of the phenomenon.
The study provides an overview of the situation in each Member State (Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Sweden, the Netherlands and UK) participating in this study of its policy, practice and needs in regard to third-country highly-skilled workers. Topics covered will include the legislation currently in place, and any current reviews/proposed changes; details and experiences of current programmes; and the rights and obligations of such workers. Complementary statistical data, to the extent possible, are also provided.