A new project on Visas and Residence Permits obstacles of students in Europe

ESN has conducted a survey in the context of the European Commission’s proposal on a new Directive on entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, pupil exchange, remunerated and unremunerated training, voluntary service and au pairing. The proposal combines the Directives 2004/114/EC and 2005/71/EC aiming to contribute to achieving the goals defined in the EU 2020 strategy. Differences in the conditions for EU travel between EU/Schengen citizens and non-EU/Schengen citizens as well as between non-EU/Schengen citizens from privileged countries and those from comparatively poorer countries constitute a challenge for intra-European mobility. The report presents an in-depth analysis of these challenges in terms of visas and residence permits. 

For ESN, the topic is very important since Visas and Residence Permits are a major obstacle for mobility.


What this survey offers?

  • Survey that is exploring issues concerning Visas and Residence Permits
  • gives meaningful insight into the needs and problems of mobile people
  • results and recommendations feed into the consultation process
  • influence the new directive
  • make young people’s voice heard

Who is the Survey addressed to?

  • all individuals who have at some point in their lives applied either for a Visa or a Residence Permit
  • in particular students from outside of the EU
  • those who have travelled and/or lived there from inside of the EU

Why to fill out the Survey?

Because your voice matters. You CAN help improve the process of obtaining Visas and Residence Permits

More info: http://esn.org/visas-and-residence-permits