Late last year, the European Council adopted the Revised EU Blue Card Directive with the intent to streamline and harmonize the current EU Blue Card infrastructure throughout the region. Although long heralded as a premier EU immigration option to attract highly-skilled non-EU nationals, the program has faced frequent criticism for being overly complicated, having inconsistent regulations and, in some cases, providing only limited advantages compared to national work and residence authorization schemes.

In a rare, one-of-a-kind session, Silvio Grieco, Legal and Policy Officer at the European Commission will join Newland Chase’s immigration specialists Raquel Gomez Salas and Ben Sookia to provide employers with an overview of the new EU Blue Card Directive and explain how employers can deploy European-specific recruitment strategies.