Good Foundations: German Residence Law and Possibilities for Implementing Circular Migration Programmes.

SVR Info | September 2011

(Only available in German)

In this information paper, the Expert Council – to supplement the information paper "Triple Win or Zero Sum Game?" – presents a minimum definition of circular migration programmes. It identifies their core elements and looks at how circular migration programmes can be adapted to German residence law. Based on its analyses, it recommends testing circular migration programmes in pilot projects as an instrument of migration management with a development policy goal.