Giulia Re Ferrè

Graduated in Jurisprudence

The 50/2009 directive has created a fast tracking admission system for highly qualified third-countries workers, but after more than ten years from its adoption, it has not led to the expected results. The need of a reform appeared immediately clear. Germany has been the only European State to exploit the potential of the Blue Card. The data analysis shows that a key role was played by the German university system and the ability to attract international students. Most Blue Card owners, in fact, entered the Country with a student visa and later turned it into a different residence permit.

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