Business, Migration and Mobility – Roundtable discussion with Dutch Business Leaders

location: the hague
date: April 2009

 

The corporate sector plays a vital role as employer and societal actor with regards to migration issues, but has hitherto been involved too little in the migration debate. Therefore The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) in the framework of its Business Initiative, organised for the second time a roundtable discussion on ‘Business, Migration and Mobility’ in the Netherlands, in cooperation with the European Commission (EC) and the Dutch Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW).

In addition to representatives from the corporate sector, a number of governmental representatives, in particular from cities, took part in the roundtable discussion in order to facilitate a dialogue between these two important stakeholders in the migration policy field.

In the roundtable report, the main conclusions, ideas and recommendations brought forward by the participants have been summarised.

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Maximising the Benefits of Circular Migration for the Netherlands

Authors: Khalid Koser, Frans Bouwen, Antoine Meyer, Veronique Melsert, Alexander Taylor
Partner:
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Publication date: December 2007

 

This report was commissioned by the Department for the Movement of Persons, Migration and Alien Affairs at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where it is intended to provide input into a policy paper being prepared for the Minister on Development Cooperation on ‘Development and Migration.’ The report is based on a review of existing literature on circular migration; analysis of the effectiveness of existing policies on circular migration elsewhere to draw lessons for the Netherlands; as well as a series of consultations with stakeholders in the Netherlands and international experts in the field.
This report is intended to inform the current debate in the Netherlands on the potential merits of a program of circular migration, to identify the most effective policies; and to explain the challenges of implementation. It does not contain specific or detailed policy proposals; instead it proposes broad guidelines and best practice in circular migration.

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