Publication date: 29 January 2020

Statelessness is a global phenomenon, concerning approximately 3.9 million people worldwide. The estimated number of persons either determined stateless or of undetermined nationality in the European Union plus Norway was 399,283 at the end of 2018. In 2017, there were 2,100 children registered stateless in Europe, a fourfold increase since 2010. And for those individuals recognised as being stateless, adults and children, what does that recognition mean in terms of access to residence, rights, support and travel documents? How is statelessness determined? A new Inform from the European Migration Network reveals the current state of play in the EU Member States and Norway.
Main theme: Statelessness
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: statelessness

Publication date: 18 December 2019

Over half of the EU Member States consider that attracting and retaining innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups from countries outside the EU will promote a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. What are the main pull factors and requirements for foreign start-up founders and employees? A new study from the European Migration Network reveals good practices and challenges from 25 EU Member States.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: Start-Ups, Innovative Entrepreneurs

Publication date: 07 November 2019

The 28th 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: 05 November 2019

This study aims to analyse the possible consequences on international protection status for individuals who travel to or contact the authorities in their country of origin.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: end of protection status

Publication date: 30 October 2019

This overview lists all the ad-hoc queries that were launched in the first half of 2019.  
Main theme: Ad Hoc Queries
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies

Publication date: 29 October 2019

In its latest report, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre KCE has outlined the options for a more equitable access to health care for asylum seekers in Belgium.
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: health care, health sector

Publication date: 25 October 2019

Working on a research project entitled 'Public opinion, mobilizations and policies concerning asylum seekers and refugees in anti-immigrant times' (Europe and Belgium), funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (Belspo) as part of its BRAIN-be research, a team of researchers from ULB, ULiège and KU Leuven have studied people's attitudes, discourses and mobilisation towards refugees in six European countries (Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece and Hungary) from 2017 to 2019.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: public opinion, mobilisations, attitude towards migration

Publication date: 01 October 2019

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published a report on the protection of unaccompanied and separated children in Belgium. The report describes the current state of affairs and provides policy recommendations to reinforce the protection of this vulnerable category of foreign nationals.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 27 September 2019

The 27th 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: 23 August 2019

Attracting students from third countries and facilitating their entry into the national labour market is a priority to the EU. The EMN has published a study on 25 EU countries’ efforts to provide opportunities for international students.
Main theme: Study § Training
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: student migration

Publication date: 19 August 2019

This EMN Inform seeks to identify the different policies and approaches for return counselling used by Member States plus Norway as well as by national NGOs and international organisations delivering return counselling.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: voluntary return

Publication date: 26 July 2019

This brochure is entitled 'Action for Europe. EU projects to enhance security and effectively manage migration' and provides a snapshot into how some Union actions are addressing today’s migration and security challenges. It showcases the work being done. The snapshot is complemented by factsheets on individual Union actions.
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: AMIF

Publication date: 26 July 2019

This report provides a quantitative overview of migration in rural areas for the entire EU. It contributes to raising awareness of the poorly studied phenomenon of migration to EU rural areas, which is often neglected in research and policies.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Integration, Economic migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: agriculture

Publication date: 10 July 2019

In this report (which is available in Dutch and French) Myria analyses the broader migration context. It argues against pushbacks and for more legal pathways for people in need of protection.
Main theme: External Dimension, Asylum
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: international protection

Publication date: 10 July 2019

Myria's annual report 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: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: Myria

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: 26 February 2019

25 (Member) States provided information on inter alia the existence of civic integration policies, whether or not participation in a civic integration programme is compulsory for recognised refugees, and possible sanctions for refusing to follow such a programme. 

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