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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.