Better entry and living conditions for non-EU students, researchers and volunteers
The EU would offer talented non-EU students and researchers better living and working conditions so as to boost its member states’ long-run competitiveness, under draft rules backed today by the European Parliament.
This update of EU rules, backed by 578 votes to 79 with 21 abstentions, would create better conditions to make the EU more attractive to third-country nationals seeking opportunities to do research, study, take part in a student exchange, or do paid or unpaid training, voluntary service or au pairing. The rules would also clarify entry and residence conditions for foreign trainees, volunteers, school pupils and au pairs.
The European Parliament voted on its first reading of the draft legislation, in order to consolidate the work done so far and hand it over to the next Parliament.
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