FEATURES OF THE MIGRATION MOVEMENT OF UKRAINIANS TO GERMANY AND PROSPECTS FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT

Keywords: migration, highly skilled labour migrants, fifth wave of ukrainian migration, Germany.

Abstract

The article deals with a popular direction of the migration movement of Ukrainians in the conditions of increasing migration flows from Ukraine, in particular, the migrations of Ukrainians to Germany. The purpose of article is an analysis the current wave of migration from Ukraine to Germany and assessing the prospects for the development of migration processes in this direction. The modern fifth wave of migration from Ukraine to Germany, which began after 2010, stands out as an integral part of the history of Ukrainian migration and differs from the”wage-earning» wave on the grounds that it is characterized also by noneconomic motives of migration. The quantitative and socio-demographic characteristics of Ukrainian migrants, especially the fifth wave, their migration experience, educational level and employment were determined on the basis of an analysis of data from the Federal Office of Statistics of Germany and other sources. Particular attention is paid to highly skilled labour migrants from Ukraine who came to Germany after 2010: the reasons for their migration, sources of access to the German labour market, primarily through the Blue Card program and through the educational channel, are being investigated. Further prospects for labour migration from Ukraine to Germany are evaluated in the context of the new migration law in Germany: done a comparative analysis of the migration attractiveness of Germany and Poland, which has significantly simplified migration from Ukraine, and assessed the possibility of returning migrant workers to Ukraine. It is concluded that a further gradual increase in the number of highly skilled Ukrainians in Germany and the final elimination of the fifth wave of Ukrainian migration is dominated by professionals.

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Published
2019-12-15
How to Cite
Panchenko, T. (2019). FEATURES OF THE MIGRATION MOVEMENT OF UKRAINIANS TO GERMANY AND PROSPECTS FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT. Strategic Panorama, (1-2), 37-51. Retrieved from https://niss-panorama.com/index.php/journal/article/view/93
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