Over half of the EU Member States consider that attracting and retaining innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups from countries outside the EU will promote a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. What are the main pull factors and requirements for foreign start-up founders and employees? The study from the European Migration Network reveals good practices and challenges from 25 EU Member States.
Main key points to note:
- Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship is a national policy priority in the majority of Member States;
- Thirteen Member States have specific admission schemes in place (mainly residence permits and/or visas) for start-up founders and innovative entrepreneurs from third countries;
- Member States without a specific scheme use other channels to admit start-up founders such as long-term visas and residence permits for self-employment and business activities; or investors permits;
In 2018, the highest number of applications for start-up schemes was recorded in Estonia (783), followed by Spain (305); Lithuania (178); the Netherlands (127); Finland (108); Italy (92); Ireland (42) and Cyprus (7).
Please find below the following documents:
- Synthesis Report
- Synthesis Report in French (provided by EMN France)
- National Report
- EMN Inform
- EMN Inform in French (translated version provided by EMN France)
- EMN Luxembourg Inform (FR)
- EMN Flash (one pager)
- EMN Flash in French (translated version provided by EMN France)