EUA welcomes initiative to revise third-country researchers directive
The European University Association (EUA) has issued a statement welcoming the current initiative to revise the Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, pupil exchange, remunerated and unremunerated training, voluntary service and au pairing.
In view of the present negotiations between the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission, the EUA emphasises that European universities require talent, saying that currently there are not enough highly qualified people in Europe to sustain a globally competitive knowledge economy. Therefore, human resources from elsewhere are required. The EUA argues for a strong directive with easy access for non-EU researchers, and also to give these researchers the same rights as those who come from the EU. The EUA highlights the importance of this Directive and the need for its efficient functioning.
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