Publication date: 07 August 2018

This EMN study aims at analysing the impact of EU rules on return policies and practices of Member States (including Belgium), and hence on the effectiveness of return decisions issued across the EU.

Publication date: 07 August 2018

The 23rd edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including the latest relevant published statistics.  
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN bulletin
Keywords: EMN Bulletin

Publication date: 29 May 2018

This publication takes stock of recent EU developments in the area of asylum, borders and external cooperation on migration.

    Publication date: 17 May 2018

    To mark the 10 year anniversary of the EMN, the Anniversary Report takes stock of and presents key trends in asylum and migration flows and policy developments over the past 10 years. The report also highlights the main contributions that the EMN has made in this context.
    Main theme: Cross-sectional
    Publication Type: EMN inform
    Keywords: anniversary

    Publication date: 17 May 2018

    This new policy brief offers a critical analysis of the reignited trend of externalised EU migration policies that appear to be moving towards a model of offshore processing, as used by Australia. By looking at the proposed CEAS reform, it lays out the fundamental concerns connected with the use of such a model and notes the flaws in the economic and “migration management” justifications for offshoring.
    Main theme: External Dimension
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: externalised EU migration policies

    Publication date: 16 May 2018

    One of the greatest challenges facing twenty-first century Europe is the mass migration and integration of refugees who cross borders in search of safer lives. This report of the European Foundation for Democracy analyses the wide-ranging issues relating to the integration of refugees in seven European countries, including Belgium) and presents our key findings – both in terms of good practices and areas for concern – as well as recommendations for change.
    Main theme: Integration
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: social inclusion

    Publication date: 15 May 2018

    Today, EMN published its Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2017. The report provides an overview of major developments in migration and asylum in the EU in 2017. 

    Publication date: 08 May 2018

    The 22nd edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
    Main theme: Asylum, Migration
    Publication Type: EMN bulletin

    Publication date: 20 April 2018

    The updated country report on Belgium contains information on recent developments in case law and policy related to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and integration of beneficiaries of international protection.
    Main theme: Asylum
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: asylum law

    Publication date: 03 April 2018

    The GRETA report, covering the period from 1 January until 31 December 2018, stresses that labour exploitation is on the rise across Europe. Also in Belgium, labour exploitation appears as a predominant form of trafficking.

    Publication date: 28 March 2018

    The Belgian Contact Point to the European Migration Network has updated the organigram depicting the Institutional framework for immigration and asylum policies in Belgium.
    Main theme: Migration
    Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies
    Keywords: institutional framework

    Publication date: 14 March 2018

    In the context of the debate on returns to Sudan, the Belgian authorities saw the need to collect up to date and comparable data regarding the number of Sudanese nationals returned to Sudan by other EU Member States (MS) and Norway, and to collect additional information on the identification and return processes in other EU Member States and Norway.   

    Publication date: 07 March 2018

    This EMN Inform provides an overview of (Member) States' policies and practices regarding safe countries of origin. It describes which countries have introduced a list of safe countries of origin and whether nationals from these countries are treated differently than nationals from other countries in the procedure for international protection. Moreover, differences relating to reception conditions and return provisions are examined. 

    Publication date: 23 February 2018

    This EMN Inform summarizes the main findings of the EMN study “The effectiveness of return in EU Member States: challenges and good practices linked to EU rules and standards”.
    Main theme: Return & Readmission
    Publication Type: EMN inform
    Keywords: return

    Publication date: 01 February 2018

    The 21st edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
    Main theme: Asylum, Migration
    Publication Type: EMN bulletin

    Publication date: 01 February 2018

    This updated report assesses how the presence of persons in need of protection affect the local communities in terms of housing, education, local economy and social responses
    Main theme: Integration
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: local community, fundamental rights

    Publication date: 26 January 2018

    This EMN Inform provides information on the policies and practices of Member States to attract and retain foreign startup founders.
    Main theme: Economic migration
    Publication Type: EMN inform

    Publication date: 15 January 2018

    The Belgian Contact Point of the European Migration Network has published a report on challenges and practices for establishing identity in the migration process. The report served as the Belgian contribution to an EU Synthesis report on the topic, which compares national policies, legislation and practices on the subject in 25 EU Member States and Norway. 

    Publication date: 15 January 2018

    This Inform presents an overview of the EMN Study on “Challenges and practices for establishing the identity of third-country nationals in migration procedures”. 

    Publication date: 10 January 2018

    The third socioeconomic monitoring includes data from 2013-2014, enlarges the analyzed age group and includes new variables - such as the level of education - and themes - such as the public sector - to better understand participation in the labour market according to the origin.
    Main theme: Integration
    Publication Type: Report

    Publication date: 09 January 2018

    Over a period of two years, a UNICEF Belgium team collected the testimonies of 170 migrant and refugee children from 36 nationalities in reception centres and schools. The children talk about their experiences in their country of origin and their new environment, the disaster they fled for, the trials they endured on the way, their joy and sorrow. With this report UNICEF wants to build a bridge between the words of these young people, who are very keen on participation, and policy makers who are often far removed from their reality.
    Main theme: Vulnerable groups
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: unaccompanied minors

    Publication date: 01 January 2018

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been producing world migration reports since 2000. This year’s edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues.
    Main theme: Cross-sectional, External Dimension
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: World Migration Report

    Publication date: 21 December 2017

    Previous OECD and EU work has shown that even native-born children with immigrant parents face persistent disadvantage in the education system, the school-to-work transition, and the labour market. To which degree are these linked with their immigration background, i.e. with the issues faced by their parents? This publication provides new insights on the complex issue of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage for native-born children of immigrants.
    Main theme: Integration
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: second generation, arbeidsmarktintegratie, education

    Publication date: 18 December 2017

    The International Migration Report 2017 reviews the latest migration trends, assesses the demographic contribution of migration, examines the status of ratification of relevant conventions and summarizes recent developments on migration at the United Nations. 
    Main theme: Cross-sectional, External Dimension
    Publication Type: Report
    Keywords: demography

    Publication date: 01 December 2017

    This EMN Policy Brief examines trends in applications for international protection and irregular movements of third-country national migrants across the EU and Norway. It focuses on the period 2012 - 2016 and – where data is available - up to August 2017. This is an update of the Policy Brief published in December 2015.