Publication date: 26 October 2018

The European Commission has published the new "Feasibility study on sponsorship schemes as a possible pathway to safe channels for admission to the EU". Finalised in October 2018, its outcomes confirm that private sponsorship schemes can efficiently contribute to meeting the goal of promoting safe and legal channels of admission to the EU of those in need of international protection. The Commission will therefore consider ways in which Member States could be best supported in establishing such schemes.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: legal migration

Publication date: 09 October 2018

In this Myriacts Myria notes that the immigration from the new EU member states is increasing, a proportional decrease in immigration from the EU-15 countries, a considerable and recent reduction in the immigration of Moroccans and Turks and finaly an increase in the immigration from West Asia, especially from countries at war.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Migration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: migration flows

Publication date: 24 August 2018

This study provides insight into the decision-making process of migrant families in family locations in the Netherlands, whose legal remedies in most cases have been exhausted, but nevertheless decide not to return.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: voluntary return, families

Publication date: 29 May 2018

This publication takes stock of recent EU developments in the area of asylum, borders and external cooperation on migration.

    Publication date: 17 May 2018

    This new policy brief offers a critical analysis of the reignited trend of externalised EU migration policies that appear to be moving towards a model of offshore processing, as used by Australia. By looking at the proposed CEAS reform, it lays out the fundamental concerns connected with the use of such a model and notes the flaws in the economic and “migration management” justifications for offshoring.
    Main theme: External Dimension
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: externalised EU migration policies

    Publication date: 01 July 2017

    This study by the Ethical Journalism Network and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) aims to understand the prevailing media narratives on migration in different national contexts. It looks at their strengths and shortcomings, and provides some insight into the interplay between editorial lines, political narratives, journalistic approaches and public discourse.
    Main theme: External Dimension
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: media coverage

    Publication date: 30 June 2017

    UNHCR developed a practical tool called "Stateless Persons in Detention: A tool for their identification and enhanced protection". The purpose of the instrument is to facilitate identification o persons in the context of detention who may be stateless and to support the achievement of solutions to their predicament.
    Main theme: Statelessness
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: statelessness, identification, detention

    Publication date: 01 December 2016

    A surge of refugees and asylum seekers has strained the continent. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) argues that managing the asylum procedure and integrating those refugees well, could not only mitigate risks but also benefit the economy.
    Main theme: Integration
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: employment

    Publication date: 14 July 2016

    In this study, Myria, the Federal Migration Centre, closely looks at the reaction of Europe regarding the unusual situation of refugees in 2015 and 2016 and more particularly from a fundamental rights point of view.

    Publication date: 27 May 2016

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have developped a tool for measuring progress in migration governance structures.

    Publication date: 10 May 2016

    What image do irregular migrants and their representatives have of voluntary return? Is voluntary return well-known? These topics are the focus of a study carried out by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL).
    Main theme: Irregular Migration, Return & Readmission
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: voluntary return

    Publication date: 10 May 2016

    This study, published by the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), focuses on links between the Europe 2020 Strategy and undocumented migrants.

    Publication date: 28 April 2016

    This new study by ICMPD, "Targeting Vulnerabilities", examines the impact of the Syrian war on trafficking in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
    Main theme: Reception, Smuggling & Trafficking
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: displacement, Syria

    Publication date: 28 April 2016

    The purpose of this study is to contribute to the identification and understanding of what it means to be ‘taking into account the gender perspective, to strengthen the prevention of this crime and protection of the victims thereof’ as required in the Art 1 of EU Directive 2011/36/EU.
    Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking, Vulnerable groups
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: gender, sexual exploitation

    Publication date: 19 February 2016

    This study, commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, describes the practices and approaches in all EU Member States as regards the prevention and eradication of statelessness.
    Main theme: Statelessness
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: LIBE committee, stateless persons

    Publication date: 16 February 2016

    This study, published by the "Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum" (Dutch Ministry for Security and Justice), focuses on asylum recognition rates in the EU/EFTA area.
    Main theme: International Protection
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: asylum recognition rate

    Publication date: 04 January 2016

    What exchange of information on the application of exclusion 1F takes place currently ? Is it desirable and feasible to enhance international information exchange in this matter? This study answers these questions.

    Publication date: 16 December 2015

    Upon request by the LIBE committee, this research paper reviews the social and economic context of EU international labour migration policy, the status of relevant EU legislation and the available policy options.
    Main theme: Economic migration
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: labour migration

    Publication date: 09 November 2015

    The report presents recommendations on how to improve identification, rehabilitation and social re/integration of war-affected asylum-seeking children.
    Main theme: Asylum, Vulnerable groups
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: children, psychosocial support, rehabilitation, war

    Publication date: 03 November 2015

    This study aims to identify the conditions that influence the decisions by refugees in protracted displacement regarding return to their home country: when, why and by whom are decisions on return and other coping strategies made?
    Main theme: Return & Readmission
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: displacement, durable solution, sustainable return

    Publication date: 05 May 2015

    This Policy Brief from the Institute for European Studies examines whether Belgium’s complex federal state structure can help explain the country’s poor performance regarding labour market participation of people with an immigrant background.
    Main theme: Integration
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: labour market integration

    Publication date: 05 March 2015

    In this dissertation to obtain the degree of Doctor at Maastricht University, Marieke van Houte shows that the expectations on which migration and development policies are based only apply to a small minority of returnees, who are not the group that is targeted by these policies.

    Publication date: 04 March 2015

    The study was conceived and commissioned as part of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Irregular Migration Research Programme and supported by the IOM and is one of the largest comparative projects on this topic in recent years.
    Main theme: Return & Readmission
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: AVRR, sustainable return

    Publication date: 19 February 2015

    An Analysis of the Labour Market Careers of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Belgium
    Main theme: Asylum, Integration, Data & Statistics
    Publication Type: Study
    Keywords: employment, labour market integration

    Publication date: 04 December 2014

    This policy brief, produced by the Migration Policy Centre, focuses on immigration to Europe via the Mediterranean and related issues such as smuggling, sea routes, Mare Nostrum and risks encountered by migrants. It also provides statistics and data.