Publication date: 26 October 2018

The European Commission has published the new "Feasibility study on sponsorship schemes as a possible pathway to safe channels for admission to the EU". Finalised in October 2018, its outcomes confirm that private sponsorship schemes can efficiently contribute to meeting the goal of promoting safe and legal channels of admission to the EU of those in need of international protection. The Commission will therefore consider ways in which Member States could be best supported in establishing such schemes.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: legal migration

Publication date: 22 October 2018

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 underage victims of trafficking and smuggling of human beings.  
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: minors of age

Publication date: 08 October 2018

The influx of asylum seekers between 2014 and 2016 has increased awareness about the differences in social benefits standards and the arrangements for rights enjoyed by beneficiaries of international protection across the EU Member States and Norway. The recast Qualification Directive (2011/95/EC), the Family Reunification Directive (2003/86/EC) and other developments have paved the way for a comprehensive overview of different social benefits and rights granted to beneficiaries of international protection.  
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: social benefits

Publication date: 02 October 2018

This EMN study examines the measures in place in the Member States and Norway to facilitate the integration of third-country nationals on the labour market. The study also identifies good practices from public and private actors.
Main theme: Integration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: labour market, labour market integration

Publication date: 10 September 2018

This EMN study provides an overview of the changes to national strategies, approaches and measures in response to  the  unprecedented  migratory  movements  to  EU  Member States and Norway between 2014 and 2016.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: influx

Publication date: 10 September 2018

This EMN Inform summarizes the main results of the EMN study "Changing influx of asylum seekers 2014-2016".
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: influx

Publication date: 06 September 2018

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 2017, plus the latest relevant statistics.

Publication date: 06 September 2018

The EMN annual report on asylum and migration provides an overview of the major developments in the field of migration and asylum in Belgium and in the EU in 2017.

Publication date: 24 August 2018

This study provides insight into the decision-making process of migrant families in family locations in the Netherlands, whose legal remedies in most cases have been exhausted, but nevertheless decide not to return.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: voluntary return, families

Publication date: 09 August 2018

This Inform summarises the main results of the EMN study on “Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in the EU plus Norway”.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 09 August 2018

This EMN study focuses on the approaches to Unaccompanied Minors following status determination in the EU plus Norway. The study covers the period 2014-2017, thereby following up on previous EMN research on unaccompanied minors.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 08 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: 26 June 2018

In this annual report Myria analyses the current migration and tests policy and practice against respect for fundamental rights. Myria draws conclusions and formulates policy recommandations. 

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

    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: 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: 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: 09 May 2018

    The Belgian Federal Migration Centre Myria, published a statistical paper on the issue of the ageing of the population and the role of immigration, a major demographic challenge for European societies.

    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.