• Disclaimer and Explanatory Note
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Policy Context
  • 1.2 The need for highly-skilled workers
  • 2. Methodology
  • 2.1 Member State definitions of "highly-skilled"
  • 3. National Legislation for Migration of Third Country Highly-Skilled Workers
  • 3.1 Work, Visa and Residence Permit Provisions
  • 3.2 Quota Systems
  • 3.3 Labour Demand Approach
  • 3.4 Self-Employment
  • 4. Programmes for Attracting Third Country Highly-Skilled Workers
  • 5. Rights and Obligations of Third Country Highly-Skilled Workers
  • 6. Experience with Third Country Highly-Skilled Workers
  • 7. Data on Highly-Skilled Workers
  • 7.1 Status and comparability of available data
  • 7.2 Summary of data
  • 8. Policy Initiatives
  • 9. Concluding Remarks