Publication date: 30 November 2016

This EMN study offers a comprehensive overview of policies and practices on the functioning of resettlement, humanitarian admission programmes and schemes, as well as private sponsorship programmes for refugees in the EU Member States and Norway   

Publication date: 15 November 2016

This EMN Study examines the policies and practices in place in Belgium and in the EU to encourage the return of rejected asylum seekers, identifying the challenges and good practices associated with return.
Main theme: Asylum, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 28 July 2016

Status changes are a relatively new field of study. This EMN-study was launched to collect information and knowledge on the existing possibilities for status changes in the EU (Member) States.

Publication date: 26 May 2016

This EMN study describes the labour market participation of beneficiaries of international protection and provides an overview of support measures that can facilitate labour market participation.

Publication date: 05 January 2016

This EMN Policy Brief presents key data on the irregular movements of people across the EU external borders and within the European Union itself, whether as asylum-seekers or as migrants, over the past few years and including the first nine months of 2015.

Publication date: 17 November 2015

This study provides information on the scale, characteristics, trends and patterns of migrant smuggling to the EU and analyzes the institutional arrangements, legal framework, policies and activities at international, EU and national level tackling this phenomenon.
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 30 June 2015

This study examines the interconnection between labour shortages in the Member States and labour migration policies from third countries to Member States.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: labour migration, labour shortage

Publication date: 04 June 2015

This Report presents the main findings of the 2014 EMN Study "Policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors (UAMs)". The study aims to update the findings of the 2008-2009 EMN study on UAMs.

Publication date: 23 February 2015

This EMN study aims to compare the different national policies in place for non-EU investors, business owners and other business persons at the various stages of migration (pre-entry, entry and stay).

Publication date: 31 January 2015

This is the Belgian Contribution to the EMN focused study on policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors. Other EMN National Contact Points (NCP’s) produced a similar report on the topic for their (Member) State.

Publication date: 11 December 2014

This focused study presents an analysis of (Member) States’ use of entry bans and readmission agreements and also identify good practices in this field, including possible synergies in the implementation of return and reintegration measures.

Publication date: 03 November 2014

This focused study presents an analysis of (Member) States use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies and identifies similarities, differences and good practices in this field

Publication date: 02 July 2014

This focused study examines the use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies in Belgium.

Publication date: 31 March 2014

This focussed study examines the mechanisms for detection, identification and referral of (potential) victims of trafficking in human beings in international protection (including Dublin) and forced return procedures.

Publication date: 21 February 2014

This study provides an overview of the social security entitlements of certain categories of immigrants in Belgium. It also analyses the socio-economic position of immigrants in Belgium.

Publication date: 29 September 2013

This focussed study assesses whether Belgium actively attracts (highly) qualified third country nationals, analysing national measures and policies, their effectiveness and remaining challenges and barriers.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: highly skilled workers

Publication date: 06 September 2013

The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the organisation of reception facilities for asylum seekers in the different Member States and to identify good practices and existing mechanisms for efficient and flexible reception facilities whilst ensuring quality.

Publication date: 28 February 2013

What are the challenges/barriers which affect the intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals? The study analyses this question as well as the EU acquis and national policies of relevance in this matter.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: intra EU mobility, mobility rights

Publication date: 21 February 2013

This Synthesis Report summarises the main findings of the EMN Focussed Study on Establishing Identity for International Protection: Challenges and Practices undertaken by EMN National Contact Points from 25 (Member) States.

Publication date: 15 November 2012

This study of 2012 gives an overview of how migration and asylum policy is organised in Belgium. The study is an update from a study from 2008-2009.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: institutional framework

Publication date: 31 October 2012

This synthesis report summarises the main findings of the national reports for the EMN study on practical measures to reduce irregular migration preformed by EMN national contact points from 22 member states.
Main theme: Irregular Migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 26 October 2012

This Synthesis Report summarises the main findings of the National Reports for the EMN Study on Visa Policy as Migration Channel undertaken by EMN National Contact Points from 21 Member States.
Main theme: Borders & Visa
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: visa policy

Publication date: 03 October 2012

This research project undertaken by Prof. F. Caestecker (University College Ghent) investigates the policy towards international students and the extent to which third-country nationals used opportunities to study in Belgium during the last decade.
Main theme: Study § Training
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: admission, education, mobility, student

Publication date: 25 September 2012

In this national contribution to the EMN focussed study, the Belgian Contact Point describes the issue of establishing identity of applicants for international protection and for the return of rejected asylum applicants

Publication date: 27 June 2012

Based on the main findings of national contributions from 24 EMN NCP, the report highlights similarities and differences in means of prevention, detection and action, as well as statistics related to marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood.