Publication date: 10 July 2019

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 2018, plus the latest relevant statistics.  
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: annual report

Publication date: 04 July 2019

EMN Belgium publishes a study on the socio-economic integration of people granted international protection in Belgium between 2001 and 2014. This report links administrative longitudinal data from the National Register and the Data Warehouse Labour Market and Social Protection.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: socio-economic integration

Publication date: 18 June 2019

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 2018.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: annual report

Publication date: 02 May 2019

The 26th 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: 15 April 2019

A new report published by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung shows how attitudes across Europe have changed before and after the 2015 migration ‘crisis’ and tries to explain what has driven those changes. Using data from the European Social Survey, the report’s authors find that, overall, perceptions of migration have remained both neutral and stable before and after the ‘crisis’. But there are a few countries that have become significantly more positive about migrants, as well as a few that have become significantly more negative.
Main theme: Integration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: attitude towards migration

Publication date: 29 March 2019

This EMN study aims to identify challenges, best practices and positive experiences in different Member States and Norway on the impact of visa liberalisation. The study covers Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries which have successfully concluded visa liberalisation dialogues according to the relevant action plans and roadmaps.

Publication date: 22 March 2019

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: 20 February 2019

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: 31 January 2019

The 25th 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: 17 December 2018

This final report, realised by the Study and Policy Unit of the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Fedasil), describes the reception of vulnerable applicants for international protection with specific needs. It discusses how (field) staff define, identify and respond to vulnerability in practice. The objective is to develop a better understanding of the way in which Fedasil and its reception partners fulfill the requirement of Belgian and European legislation to meet the specific needs of applicants for international protection.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: reception, special needs, vulnerability

Publication date: 05 December 2018

This report critically reviews the Belgian policy on return, detention and removal of foreign nationals and presents recent figures. Just like Myria's latest migration report, the report focuses on issues related to the right to family life of persons in detention. Myria formulates recommendations to improve the respect for the human rights of those persons. 
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: detention

Publication date: 23 November 2018

The strategic partnership of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) published “The Way Forward – A reflection paper on the new proposals for EU funds on Asylum, Migration and Integration 2021-2027”. This reflection paper addresses the proposals of most relevance to beneficiaries of the current Asylum Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-20, and those that are proposed to be implemented by Member States via ‘shared management’ arrangements (National Programmes). It concentrates mainly on the proposed Asylum & Migration Fund (AMF) and European Social Fund+ (ESF+).
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Opinion
Keywords: AMIF

Publication date: 26 October 2018

The 24th 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 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: 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: 03 September 2018

22 (Member) States provided information regarding their definition of the concept of vulnerability and their practices regarding the identification and the care of vulnerable applicants for international protection with special reception needs.  
Main theme: Ad Hoc Queries

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 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: 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: 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.