Publication date: 06 May 2022

Trafficking in human beings is a crime against the victim’s fundamental rights. It can take several forms, such as sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery and servitude-related practices, as well as the removal of organs. This practice is prohibited under numerous EU and international instruments. Yet, persistent demand for sexual services and for low-wage workers employed in manual jobs continues to provide opportunities for traffickers to exploit human beings.
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 08 March 2022

This EMN inform outlines approaches, experiences and best practices in monitoring, detecting and addressing the misuse of authorisations to reside in the EU for the purpose of study.
Main theme: Study § Training
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: student migration

Publication date: 03 March 2022

EMN in cooperation with the OECD published a new inform ‘Skills Mobility Partnerships: Exploring Innovative Approaches to Labour Migration’. This inform highlights experiences by EU Member States, non-EU countries and international organisations with regards to the introduction of Skills Mobility Partnerships (SMPs), a new concept that promotes a sustainable approach to skilled migration and mobility, with the aim to build skills for the benefit of both countries of origin and destination.

Publication date: 10 February 2022

To what extent could digital services support migration and asylum management? This joint EMN-OECD inform focuses on specific areas in the asylum, migration and acquisition of citizenship procedures, and border control management, where digital technologies may be used.
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN inform

Publication date: 02 February 2022

How do Member States and Norway ensure the care and protection of children who arrive in their countries, and what measures are in place in relation to guardianship, education, access to justice, and more? This new report from the European Migration Network (EMN) provides an overview of the progress made during 2020 in the implementation of the recommendations laid out in the 2017 Communication on the protection of children in migration and is the second edition of a series of reports developed by the EMN.  
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies

Publication date: 22 December 2021

The 36th edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level. 
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN bulletin
Keywords: EMN Bulletin

Publication date: 01 November 2021

The EMN has collected data on statelessness from across EU Member States and Georgia to assess progress, draw key findings on the state of play, and provide an overview of how statelessness is addressed. 
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: statelessness

Publication date: 02 September 2021

The 35th edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level.   
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN bulletin
Keywords: EMN Bulletin

Publication date: 22 July 2021

On 20 July 2021, the European Migration Network (EMN) published an overview of Member States’ experiences with new legal pathways in the areas of Talent Partnerships and complementary work-related pathways for those in need of international protection.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: EMN inform

Publication date: 16 July 2021

The Country Factsheet provides a brief summary of the main developments in migration and international protection in Belgium in 2020, including the latest statistics.
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: 2020

Publication date: 07 July 2021

The management of data has become increasingly important over the past years, not in the least for the public institutions that are responsible for the applications for international protection. Today, the increased influx of applicants for international protection and the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the need for a more efficient system to collect, store, treat and share data. EMN analysed the state of play and the future developments in the field of data management in the asylum procedure between 2014 and 2020, thereby also taking into account the legal framework that surrounds the field of data management. Additionally, EMN Belgium published a standalone study that highlights the management of data in the Belgian asylum procedure.
Main theme: Data & Statistics
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: databronnen

Publication date: 25 June 2021

What kind of data is collected by EU Member States and Norway and how is the data managed in the different phases of the asylum procedure? This new EMN Study provides comparable information and examples from 25 countries on different aspects of data management, including data cross-checking against national and international databases, data quality accuracy, and data protection issues. It also maps challenges encountered, and actions taken to respond to them. The study contributes to capacity-building of experts working in the field of asylum and generates a better understanding of the policies and process in place across Europe.   The Belgian standalone study will be published in the week of 28 June 2021.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: data in focus

Publication date: 16 June 2021

The current Belgian government, in office since October 2020, announced that it would replace the Immigration Act by a new Migration Code. In this context, EMN Belgium sought information about the structure of national migration laws of other Member States and the terminology used for migration policies, subjects and institutions, the result of which was compiled and summarized. 
Main theme: Ad Hoc Queries
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies
Keywords: Migration Code

Publication date: 11 June 2021

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 2020.
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports

Publication date: 28 May 2021

The 34th edition of the EMN Bulletin covers the period January to March 2021 and provides an overview of the latest developments in the areas of international protection and migration in the EU and its Member States. In March 2021, Moldova and Georgia joined EMN as observers.
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN bulletin
Keywords: EMN Bulletin

Publication date: 10 March 2021

How do Member States ensure the protection of children in migration procedures, and what measures are in place in relation to guardianship, accommodation, transition into adulthood, and many more? This report from the European Migration Network (EMN), published on 10 March 2021, maps the state of implementation in 2019 of the recommendations laid down in the 2017 European Commission Communication on the protection of children in migration.  

Publication date: 09 February 2021

The 33rd 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: 01 February 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on return procedures had been significant across EU countries as well as OECD countries in and outside Europe since March 2020. This Inform looks into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on voluntary and forced return procedures and on policy responses. 
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: return

Publication date: 20 January 2021

For many EU countries, seasonal workers from third countries are crucial to fill temporary, cyclical labour market needs. Since the adoption of the Seasonal Workers Directive in 2016, this specific category of workers can benefit from EU-harmonised admission policies and rights concerning their entry and stay. This study provides a comparative overview of recent trends in seasonal workers coming to the EU and Belgium, and the strategies and practices related to seasonal workers from third countries.

Publication date: 18 December 2020

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the substantial measures taken by EU and OECD countries to prevent the spread of the virus had substantial consequences on remittances and the companies providing remittances services.
Main theme: External Dimension
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: remittances

Publication date: 05 November 2020

The 32nd 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: 04 November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the flow of migrants who planned to enter the EU and OECD countries as workers in essential sectors (e.g. health- and care- workers, hospital auxiliary staff, agricultural workers) as well as those who were residing on a temporary or renewable basis for the purpose of work in these sectors. How did EU & OECD countries respond to the need to prevent labour market shortages during the COVID-19 crisis? An answer to this and other questions can be found in the Inform.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: labour migration

Publication date: 24 September 2020

24 Member States provided information on national laws and practices regarding the detention of families with children in migration procedures, the possibility to detain one of the parents and detention in the context of the age assessment process.
Main theme: Ad Hoc Queries
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies
Keywords: detention, families, unaccompanied minors