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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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.

Publication date: 17 November 2017

This progress report describes the activities undertaken and publications released by the EMN Platform on Statelessness, in cooperation with strategic partners, from May 2016 until November 2017.
Main theme: Statelessness
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies

Publication date: 09 November 2017

Myria (the Belgian Federal Migration Centre - an independent public body analyzing migration policies) has released its fifth MyriaDoc on Return, Detention and Removal of Foreigners in Belgium (2017).

Publication date: 08 November 2017

Forced returns of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan have been heavily debated in Sweden. In this context, the Swedish Contact Point of the EMN has gathered and analyzed the information provided by 17 Member States, including Belgium, on this topic.
Main theme: Ad Hoc Queries
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies
Keywords: forced return, Afghanistan

Publication date: 23 October 2017

The 20th 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: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN bulletin
Keywords: European Agenda on Migration

Publication date: 20 October 2017

This report reviews data relating to migrants' access to information on their rights in 19 reception and detention facilities of 8 EU Member States, including Belgium. It includes recommendations on how to make information provision effective.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: human rights

Publication date: 19 October 2017

As independent National Rapporteur on trafficking in human beings for Belgium, for over 20 years Myria has carried out a yearly independent policy evaluation. In its latest report on Human Trafficking and Smuggling Myria focuses on the role of the internet and social media in trafficking and smuggling, but also on combating trafficking and smuggling human beings.
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: social media