EMN Yearly Conference

  • Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
    11 September 2018
  • Category
  • Topic
    Geography & Spatial Planning

10 Years EMN – European Migration Network

Attracting and retaining third-country national students and researchers  

28 september 2018

The new Students and Researchers Directive (EU) 2016/801 aims to make the European Union a world centre of excellence for studies and training, while favouring contacts between people as well as people’s mobility. In this context, our annual conference will offer an overview of this new directive by adopting a threefold perspective.

The first panel will focus on the importance of attracting and retaining third-country students and researchers as a way to tackle shortages in skills by providing an overview of the implementation and the rationale behind the new Students and Researchers Directive (EU) 2016/801.

The second panel will provide an insight into the strategies EU Member States use to enhance the attractiveness of their national higher education system, outlining possible challenges and good practices for the various Member States as well as for the universities that navigate between international student recruitment and immigration regulations.

The last panel of the conference will focus more on the Luxembourgish context by analysing the common practices within the University of Luxembourg and other actors.

 Panelists in the conference will be:

  • Johanna Waters, Oxford University
  • Hélène Calers, European Commission
  • Tom Goeders, Directorate of Immigration of Luxembourg
  • André Bryntesson, Uppsala University
  • Mirjam Monteiro, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany
  • Tesseltje de Lange, University of Amsterdam
  • Marion Pajumets, University of Tallinn
  • Eric Gary,  Student Department of the University of Luxembourg
  • Barbara Daniel, EURAXESS Luxembourg
  • Laurent Peusch, ADEM

Where? Salle Paul Feidert, 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, Luxembourg

When? 28 September 2018, 9am to 5pm

We kindly ask for your registration until 17th September 2018 at

The conference will be held in both English and French. Translation will be provided accordingly. By registering you agree that photos are taken and audio recorded. Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the conference.

You will find the detailed agenda of the conference under this link.

If you should have any questions or require further information, do not hesitate to contact us

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