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.

Publication date: 25 April 2012

In this national contribution to the EMN focussed study, the Belgian Contact Point clarifies the scope of the issue and presents national means of prevention, detection and actions against such misuses, as well as statistics in this field.

Publication date: 23 January 2012

This national report on the EMN-study topic "Practical Measures for Reducing Irregular Migration" provides an overview of existing approaches, mechanisms and measures implemented by Belgium to address irregular migration.
Main theme: Irregular Migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 20 October 2011

The Belgian EMN NCP updated a report on protection statuses and published the report. The publication was presented on the EMN-national seminar on 60 years Geneva convention on October 14, 2011 which took place at Residence Palace in Brussels.
Main theme: International Protection, Regularization
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: protection, status

Publication date: 13 October 2011

This study examines the impact of the visa policy on legal and illegal migration in Belgium. It is limited to nationals from third countries, with exception of family members of EU nationals or Belgians. Short-stay visas of max. 3 months and D visas for stays of more than 3 months are discussed
Main theme: Borders & Visa
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: visa policy

Publication date: 12 October 2011

The final version of the Synthesis Report for the EMN Study on ‘Temporary and Circular migration: empirical evidence, current policy practice and future options in EU Member States’ has now been launched
Main theme: Migration, Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: temporary migration

Publication date: 03 October 2011

The King Baudouin Foundation has organized between April 2010 to March 2011 different meetings gathering actors implicated by their personal or their professional background in the field of family reunification policies
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: family migration policy

Publication date: 22 March 2011

In this study the existence of, the policy on and the future options of temporary and circular migration in Belgium are examined.

Publication date: 28 December 2010

What is the Belgian approach and policy regarding economic migration? This study addresses this question and examines the labour migration in Belgium from the point of view of combating labour shortages and/or labour demands.

Publication date: 01 December 2009

This study examines the protection statuses granted in Belgium, including those harmonized at European level and those set at the national level in the framework of asylum and immigration policies. It addresses the legal basis, procedures and rights attached to these statuses.

Publication date: 01 October 2009

How is assisted return defined? How is voluntary return implemented in Belgium and what is the target group? This study examines further the political and institutional context, the legal basis as well as programs and data available on the subject.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: REAB program, migration policy

Publication date: 30 June 2009

Who are the unaccompanied minors (UMAs) in Belgium? What motivates them to enter and stay in the country? What are the policies on reception, return and integration developed for UMAs in Belgium? This study addresses such questions and contains statistical information on the subject.

Publication date: 31 March 2009

This study describes and analyzes the various aspects of the asylum and immigration policies in Belgium. It also examines lessons learned and future developments in this field.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: institution, law

Publication date: 01 December 2006

What is the Belgian approach towards highly skilled workers from third countries? This study examines in detail the selection criteria, admission requirements, procedures for issuing work permits and the available data on the subject.

Publication date: 30 June 2006

This study examines the migration of students and professionals in the health sector in Belgium. It addresses various issues relating to qualifications and attractiveness of the education system and limitations to the migration of health professionals from third countries.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: education, employment, labour shortages

Publication date: 01 November 2005

What are the rights of third country nationals residing illegally in Belgium, including access to medical care, housing and social security? How numerous are they and which difficulties are theirs? This study responds to these questions and also examines measures taken to address such issues.

Publication date: 31 May 2005

How did the reception system for asylum seekers develop in Belgium? What are its missions and responsibilities, its strengths and weaknesses? This study explores these questions and also looks in particular at the situation of applicants, including minors.