Publication date: 12 January 2011

This EMN Synthesis Report aims to summarise and compare, within a European perspective, the findings from nine National Contact Points (Austria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Sweden, Netherlands and the United Kingdom) of the European Migration Network (EMN), on family reunification.

Publication date: 28 December 2010

What is the Belgian approach and policy regarding economic migration? This study addresses this question and examines the labour migration in Belgium from the point of view of combating labour shortages and/or labour demands.

Publication date: 28 December 2010

Over the project's lifetime, the project team investigated the scope, availability and comparability of quantitative data in the area of migration, integration and discrimination in Europe, studying available statistical data and data collection in 29 countries.

Publication date: 28 December 2010

Ms Joëlle Milquet, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Equal Opportunities responsible for migration and asylum policy, asked the European Economic and Social Committee to draw up an exploratory opinion on the role of legal immigration in the context of demographic challenges.

Publication date: 07 October 2010

Eurostat states that around 15 000 fewer asylum applicants were registered in the EU27 during the first half of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009

Publication date: 05 October 2010

IOM-study: Migration between Russia and the European Union - Policy Implications from a Small-Scale Study of Irregular Migrants
Main theme: Migration, Irregular Migration, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: IOM, Russia

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The main objective fixed to this report is to describe the statistical trends on international migration and asylum for the reference year 2008 in Belgium.
Main theme: Data & Statistics
Publication Type: Annual Statistical Reports
Keywords: annual report

Publication date: 20 January 2010

This report – Belgian Policy Report on Asylum and Migration 2009 – gives an overview of developments and changes that have taken place in Belgium in the field of migration and asylum in the reference year.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: migration policy

Publication date: 01 December 2009

This study examines the protection statuses granted in Belgium, including those harmonized at European level and those set at the national level in the framework of asylum and immigration policies. It addresses the legal basis, procedures and rights attached to these statuses.

Publication date: 01 October 2009

How is assisted return defined? How is voluntary return implemented in Belgium and what is the target group? This study examines further the political and institutional context, the legal basis as well as programs and data available on the subject.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: REAB program, migration policy

Publication date: 01 September 2009

The main objective for this report is to describe the statistical trends on international migration, asylum and illegal entry and return for the reference year 2007 in Belgium.
Main theme: Data & Statistics
Publication Type: Annual Statistical Reports
Keywords: annual report, Statistics

Publication date: 30 June 2009

Who are the unaccompanied minors (UMAs) in Belgium? What motivates them to enter and stay in the country? What are the policies on reception, return and integration developed for UMAs in Belgium? This study addresses such questions and contains statistical information on the subject.

Publication date: 01 June 2009

This report – Belgian Policy Report on Asylum and Migration 2008 – gives an overview of developments and changes that have taken place in Belgium in the field of migration and asylum in the reference year.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: migration policy

Publication date: 31 March 2009

This study describes and analyzes the various aspects of the asylum and immigration policies in Belgium. It also examines lessons learned and future developments in this field.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: institution, law

Publication date: 04 February 2008

This report – Belgian Policy Report on Asylum and Migration 2007 – gives an overview of developments and changes that have taken place in Belgium in the field of migration and asylum in the reference year.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: migration policy

Publication date: 23 January 2008

This report – Belgian Policy Report on Asylum and Migration 2006 – gives an overview of developments and changes that have taken place in Belgium in the field of asylum and migration in the reference year.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: migration policy

Publication date: 15 January 2008

This report - Belgian Policy Report on Asylum and Migration 2005 - gives an overview of developments and changes that have taken place in Belgium in the field of migration and asylum in the reference year.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: migration policy

Publication date: 01 September 2007

The main objective fixed to this report is to describe the statistical trends on international migration and asylum for the reference years 2004 and 2005 in Belgium.
Main theme: Data & Statistics
Publication Type: Annual Statistical Reports
Keywords: Statistics

Publication date: 01 December 2006

What is the Belgian approach towards highly skilled workers from third countries? This study examines in detail the selection criteria, admission requirements, procedures for issuing work permits and the available data on the subject.

Publication date: 30 June 2006

This study examines the migration of students and professionals in the health sector in Belgium. It addresses various issues relating to qualifications and attractiveness of the education system and limitations to the migration of health professionals from third countries.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: education, employment, labour shortages

Publication date: 01 November 2005

What are the rights of third country nationals residing illegally in Belgium, including access to medical care, housing and social security? How numerous are they and which difficulties are theirs? This study responds to these questions and also examines measures taken to address such issues.

Publication date: 31 May 2005

How did the reception system for asylum seekers develop in Belgium? What are its missions and responsibilities, its strengths and weaknesses? This study explores these questions and also looks in particular at the situation of applicants, including minors.

Publication date: 04 January 2005

This report – Belgian Policy Report on Asylum and Migration 2004 – gives an overview of developments and changes that have taken place in Belgium in the field of migration and asylum in the reference year.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: migration policy