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

Publication date: 30 September 2017

This report points to the need for reform in the European asylum system. There is a need for a more balanced distribution of asylum seekers between the Member States and more uniform decision-making on asylum within the EU. The authors argue that a person seeking asylum should have the same chance of being granted asylum irrespective of the country in which the application is made. 
Main theme: Asylum, International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: CEAS

Publication date: 20 September 2017

This EMN Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Ad-Hoc Query (AHQ) on Retaining third-country national students.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: student

Publication date: 01 September 2017

This report hightlights that global businesses can make unique and valuable contributions to refugee response by engaging refugees not as aid recipients, but as employees, producers, investees, and customers.
Main theme: Integration
Publication Type: Report

Publication date: 25 August 2017

This EMN Inform summarizes the main findings of the EMN study "The Illegal Employment of Third-Country Nationals in the EU".

Publication date: 18 August 2017

The Country Factsheet provides succinct information on the most significant political and legislative developments in the field of migration and international protection in Belgium in 2016, plus the latest relevant statistics.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports

Publication date: 02 August 2017

The 19th 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: 31 July 2017

This EMN study analyses the measures in place at (Member) State level to fight against the illegal employment of (regularly and irregularly staying) third-country nationals, possible obstacles in this field and strategies and good practices to overcome them.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 20 July 2017

Today, the Belgian Contact Point of the European Migration Network published a new national report on Family Reunification of Third Country Nationals in Belgium. The report served as the Belgian contribution to an EU Synthesis report on the subject, which compares national policies and practices on the subject in 25 EU Member States and Norway.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

This EMN Inform summarizes the main findings of the EMN study on "Family Reunification of TCNs in the EU plus Norway".

Publication date: 01 July 2017

This study by the Ethical Journalism Network and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) aims to understand the prevailing media narratives on migration in different national contexts. It looks at their strengths and shortcomings, and provides some insight into the interplay between editorial lines, political narratives, journalistic approaches and public discourse.
Main theme: External Dimension
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: media coverage

Publication date: 30 June 2017

UNHCR developed a practical tool called "Stateless Persons in Detention: A tool for their identification and enhanced protection". The purpose of the instrument is to facilitate identification o persons in the context of detention who may be stateless and to support the achievement of solutions to their predicament.
Main theme: Statelessness
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: statelessness, identification, detention

Publication date: 30 June 2017

24 (Member) States provided information on the volume of returned unaccompanied minors and on family tracing. This ad-hoc query was launched by the Finnish Contact Point to the EMN.

Publication date: 28 June 2017

The EMN annual policy report provides an overview of the major developments in the field of migration and asylum in Belgium and in the EU in 2016.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports

Publication date: 15 June 2017

Myria's annual report "Migration in figures and rights 2017" highlights recent available data and it provides an analysis of a number of issues at stake in the field of immigration and asylum. Myria also addresses a number of recommendations towards the government on the respect of fundamental rights of foreigners.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: fundamental right, humanitarian visa