Glossary - Letter E

  • Employability

    the degree of adaptability an individual demonstrates to find a job, keep it and update occupational competences (it does not depend only on the adequacy of knowledge and competences of individuals but also on the incentives and opportunities offered to individuals to seek employment)
  • EU Blue Card Directive

    This directive, adopted by the European Council on 25 May 2009, establishes more attractive conditions for third-country workers to take up highly qualified employment in the EU Member States by creating a fast-track procedure for issuing a special residence and work permit called the “EU Blue Card”. It facilitates access to the labour market to their holders and entitles them to a series of socio-economic rights and favourable conditions for family reunification and movement across the EU.

    Source : European Migration Network (EMN)


  • European Agency for the Management of External Borders (Frontex)

    This EU agency based in Warsaw, was created on the basis of a Regulation from 2004 as a specialised and independent body tasked to coordinate the operational cooperation between Member States in the field of border security. Frontex complements and provides particular added value to the national border management systems of the Member States.

    Source : European Migration Network (EMN)

  • European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

    Based on a Regulation from 19 May 2010, this EU agency with its seat in Malta, will be fully operational by 19 June 2011 and will contribute to the creation of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The mandate of the EASO is to strengthen Member States’ practical cooperation on asylum, to support Member States whose asylum systems are under particular pressure and to enhance the implementation of the CEAS.

    Source : Glossary developed by the European Migration Network (EMN)

  • European Training Foundation (ETF)

    This EU agency is based in Turin, Italy, and aims to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. It helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy.

    Source : European Migration Network (EMN)

  • Expatriation

    « living one’s country of origin (in the sense of « patria », land of your ancestors) to settle (in a temporary or permanent perspective) abroad. Organised expatriation of French is part of the competences of the Office for International Migrations (OMI).

    Sources : - Portail pour les citoyens.