The Students & Researchers Directive


The Students & Researchers Directive; Central Themes, Problem Issues and Implementation in Selected Member States
Tesseltje de Lange & Paul Minderhoud (eds)


Tesseltje de Lange & Paul Minderhoud (eds)


On 23 May 2018 the deadline for the transposition of Directive 2016/801 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals (TCN) for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing expired. This new Directive repealed and replaced the Students Directive 2004/114 and the Researchers Directive 2005/71, which were unclear in certain aspects and had a number of shortcomings. The Directive applies to TCNs who apply or have been admitted to an EU Member State for purpose of research, studies, training or voluntary service in the European Voluntary Service.

This book highlights the central themes, problem issues and implementation in selected Member States of this Students & Researchers Directive. The contributions to this book are based on lectures presented at a seminar on this Directive, organized in November 2019 at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands as part of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence program of their Centre for Migration Law. These contributions deal with the negotiations in the Council, an analysis and the implementation challenges from the perspective of the Commission and a comparative overview of Member States’ policies on attracting and retaining foreign talent across the EU. Subsequently it discusses several implementation issues in Cyprus, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Romania, followed by a concluding chapter.