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We're teaming up with partners across sectors to secure Denmark and the Greater Copenhagen Region's competitive edge.

To ensure Denmark’s growth, we lead and collaborate on multiple projects to attract international talent and foreign companies to Denmark and the Greater Copenhagen Region.

EU Talent Hub

Nov 1, 2022 Strengthening retention and EU mobility of skilled migrants through collaborative multi-country coordination within the EU.

Project name: EU Talent HUB

Purpose: In the framework of the Talent Hub project, IOM, in cooperation with the European Commission, provides technical support to strengthen the capacity of CopCap and other public Danish and selected European stakeholders to develop, adapt and implement strategies related primarily to talent retention, nurture and attraction. Talent is here defined as mid to highly-skilled Third Country National (TCN) workers in Denmark and the EU.

The Talent Hub project will strengthen policies and structures to facilitate retention and support the formulation of future-oriented integration policies and reforms targeting talent. A heightened focus on retention is intended to support intra-EU circulation and the socio-economic integration of talent in Denmark and Europe more broadly. 

Description: In the context of global competition for talent, EU Member States need to expand on existing intra-EU initiatives for foreign talent and replicate best practices on social inclusion and retention. Enhancing the integration and social inclusion of migrants meets key European objectives of equality and social cohesion, essential for a dynamic economy that benefits all. 

IOM Denmark and IOM Germany will develop various materials, including a modular guidebook showcasing practical experiences and best practices with talent retention in selected EU Member States. 

The guidebook can be applied to different EU stakeholders seeking various input on their challenges on talent retention, attraction and circulation in their national contexts. 

The project concludes with the formulation of a concept note on a Talent Hub EU coordination mechanism (collaboration & knowledge-sharing mechanism of best practices) and a final workshop in February 2024.

Duration: 16 months from 1 November 2022 until 29 February 2024

Partners: The Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and The International Organization for Migration. 


The project is funded by the European Union via the Technical Support Instrument and implemented by IOM in cooperation with the European Commission.

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