The EMN has recently conducted a study on "Beneficiaries of International Protection Travelling to and Contacting Authorities of their Country of Origin”. A short video was created to highlight some of the key findings of this study
Wanneer05 november 2019
Hoofdthema: Asylum
Op 22 oktober 2019 publiceerde de Vereniging van Vlaamse Steden en Gemeenten vzw (VVSG) de resultaten van de enquête die de VVSG afnam in het voorjaar van 2019. Hieruit blijkt dat vooral de zoektocht naar een woning voor erkende vluchtelingen en subsidiair beschermden zeer problematisch is. De regelgeving stelt dat zij het Lokale Opvanginitiatief (LOI) in principe binnen de twee maanden moeten verlaten. Net als in de VVSG-bevraging van 2017 acht de helft van de respondenten die termijn niet haalbaar. Bij bijna 1 op 5 lukt dit zeer uitzonderlijk, en enkel dankzij de mogelijkheid om het verblijf in het LOI tweemaal met telkens 1 maand te verlengen.  
Hoofdthema: Integratie
Trefwoorden: huisvesting, LOI's, discriminatie
On 8 October 2019, Fedasil launched the new information platform www.fedasilinfo.be. The mobile website provides applicants for international protection (asylum seekers) in Belgium with reliable information in 12 languages, 8 of which include an audio version.
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, which is organized every year on 20th June by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Eurostat published an infographic on annual asylum data for 2018 . Eurostat also published its Asylum quarterly report. In the first quarter of 2019, the number of first-time asylum applicants slightly increased : 4% more compared to the 4th quarter of 2018.
Hoofdthema: Data & Statistics, Asylum
Today the English translation of the latest report on Human Trafficking and Smuggling from Myria was published. The 2018 report focuses on underage victims of trafficking and smuggling of human beings.
Wanneer12 juni 2019
The Federal Public Service Interior has made a short video about foreign unaccompanied minors seeking international protection in Belgium.
Wanneer05 april 2019
Hoofdthema: Vulnerable groups
Trefwoorden: unaccompanied minors
Myria, the Belgian Federal Migration Centre, is recruiting a policy officer to work for the Belgian Contact Point of the European Migration Network (EMN).
Wanneer15 februari 2019
Hoofdthema: Cross-sectional
Trefwoorden: job vacancy
The European Commission is presenting its Second Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings.
Wanneer04 december 2018
Hoofdthema: Irregular Migration
Trefwoorden: human trafficking
Op 26 oktober 2018 werd de algmeene beleidsnota asiel en migratie van de Staatssecretaris voor Asiel en Migratie gepubliceerd. De beleidsnota brengt een overzicht van de belangrijkste verwezenlijkingen en beleidsprioriteiten op het vlak van asiel en migratie.     
Wanneer26 oktober 2018
Hoofdthema: Asiel, Migratie
Trefwoorden: policy note
In his State of the Union, President Jean-Claude Juncker presented proposals to ensure full EU solidarity on migration and better protection of Europe's external borders. The Commission is proposing to reinforce the European Border and Coast Guard and the EU's Agency for Asylum and is proposing a targeted review of the Return Directive.
As of 11 August, irregularly staying families with minor children can be detained with a view to removal in family housing on the grounds of the closed detention centre 127bis.
Hoofdthema: Irregular Migration
Trefwoorden: detention, child detention
Today, the Commission is expanding on the concept of controlled centres as well as short-term measures that could be taken to improve the processing of migrants being disembarked in the EU, and giving a first outline of the possible way forward for the establishment of regional disembarkation arrangements with third countries.
Today, the State Secretary for Asylum Policy and Migration and his Tunisian counterpart signed an agreement which focuses on cooperation regarding migration and return.
The EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of developments at European level and at the level of national asylum systems. Based on a wide range of sources, the Report looks into main statistical trends and analyses changes in EU+ countries as regards their legislation, policies, practices, as well as national case law. 
Wanneer18 juni 2018
Hoofdthema: Asylum
Trefwoorden: EASO, Common European Asylum System
Today, 10 families with a humanitarian visa arrived in Zaventem. They will apply for international protection once in Belgium. They will be hosted in Christian communities, in cooperation with Caritas, during the first year.
Hoofdthema: International Protection
Trefwoorden: humanitarian visa
Home Affairs Ministers met in Brussels and discussed inter alia the Dublin reform which gripped the political center stage of the broader asylum debate.
Hoofdthema: Asylum
On the 31st of May and 1st of June, the Bulgarian Contact Point of the EMN - in the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council - organized the EMN Annual Conference. The conference was dedicated to  challenges and success factors in managing migration flows. 
The Royal Decree of 23 April 2018 introduced changes with regards to extending or ending the stay of international students. It details – inter alia – in which cases an order to leave the territory can be issued to a student when he/she extends his/her studies in an excessive manner considering the results.
Hoofdthema: Study § Training
Trefwoorden: student
Eurostat published a statistical analysis on the number of unaccompanied minors who applied for international protection in 2017. the 31,400 applications represent an important decrease compared to previous years. 
Commissioner Avramopoulos has congratulated the EMN on it's approaching 10th anniversary in a speech. 
Hoofdthema: Cross-sectional
Trefwoorden: European Commission
48 winning journalists will receive EU-funded contracts to produce a story focused on diaspora, labour migration, vulnerable groups or legal and irregular migration to counterbalance the narrative on migration.
Wanneer15 mei 2018
Hoofdthema: Migration
Trefwoorden: media, Euro-Mediterranean region
Two United Nations agencies are joining forces to combat migrant smuggling. They organized an event centering on a Joint Platform on Countering Migrant Smuggling.
Hoofdthema: Smuggling & Trafficking
Trefwoorden: migrant smuggling
Om meer aandacht te krijgen voor illegale tewerkstelling van derdelanders in België en de EU en voor de EMN studies hierover, maakte het Belgisch Contactpunt van het EMN een korte video.
Hoofdthema: Migratie
Trefwoorden: illegal employment
De regering keurde op 24 maart 2018 een nieuw afbouwplan van opvangplaatsen voor verzoekers om internationale bescherming goed. Vandaag bestaat het opvangnetwerk uit 23.815 opvangplaatsen. Dat moet in 2019 terug gebracht zijn tot 16.629 opvangplaatsen, waarvan 10.044 collectieve plaatsen en 6.585 individuele opvangplaatsen. Met dit plan keert het netwerk terug naar het normale niveau van vóór de opvangcrisis.  
Hoofdthema: Opvang
Trefwoorden: reception place