For a human rights based EU legal migration framework

This briefing paper constitutes SOLIDAR’s contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on the existing EU legal framework for the legal entry and stay of nationals of non-EU countries to EU Member States (legal migration) as part of the Fitness Check on EU legal migration legislation. The Fitness Check aims at assessing the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and EU added value of the legislation; identifying possible gaps and inconsistencies in the EU legislative framework and analysing whether it contributes to an effective management of migration flows.

The scope of the evaluation covers all existing legal migration Directives, such as the Seasonal Workers Directive, regulating the admission and stay of third-country nationals carrying out seasonal work in the EU and the Family Reunification Directive, regulating the admission and residence of family members of third-country nationals

This briefing paper, developed in cooperation with its members, presents SOLIDAR recommendations for a Fitness Check which takes into account existing gaps in the EU labour migration framework regarding the application of a coherent and comprehensive approach, the promotion of decent work and the protection of migrants’ human rights and equal opportunities.