Publication date: 20 April 2018

The updated country report on Belgium contains information on recent developments in case law and policy related to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and integration of beneficiaries of international protection.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: asylum law

Publication date: 14 March 2018

In the context of the debate on returns to Sudan, the Belgian authorities saw the need to collect up to date and comparable data regarding the number of Sudanese nationals returned to Sudan by other EU Member States (MS) and Norway, and to collect additional information on the identification and return processes in other EU Member States and Norway.   

Publication date: 07 March 2018

This EMN Inform provides an overview of (Member) States' policies and practices regarding safe countries of origin. It describes which countries have introduced a list of safe countries of origin and whether nationals from these countries are treated differently than nationals from other countries in the procedure for international protection. Moreover, differences relating to reception conditions and return provisions are examined. 

Publication date: 01 February 2018

The 21st edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: EMN bulletin

Publication date: 15 January 2018

This Inform presents an overview of the EMN Study on “Challenges and practices for establishing the identity of third-country nationals in migration procedures”. 

Publication date: 15 January 2018

The Belgian Contact Point of the European Migration Network has published a report on challenges and practices for establishing identity in the migration process. The report served as the Belgian contribution to an EU Synthesis report on the topic, which compares national policies, legislation and practices on the subject in 25 EU Member States and Norway. 

Publication date: 01 December 2017

This EMN Policy Brief examines trends in applications for international protection and irregular movements of third-country national migrants across the EU and Norway. It focuses on the period 2012 - 2016 and – where data is available - up to August 2017. This is an update of the Policy Brief published in December 2015.

Publication date: 23 October 2017

The 20th edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
Main theme: Cross-sectional
Publication Type: EMN bulletin
Keywords: European Agenda on Migration

Publication date: 20 October 2017

This report reviews data relating to migrants' access to information on their rights in 19 reception and detention facilities of 8 EU Member States, including Belgium. It includes recommendations on how to make information provision effective.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: human rights

Publication date: 30 September 2017

This report points to the need for reform in the European asylum system. There is a need for a more balanced distribution of asylum seekers between the Member States and more uniform decision-making on asylum within the EU. The authors argue that a person seeking asylum should have the same chance of being granted asylum irrespective of the country in which the application is made. 
Main theme: Asylum, International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: CEAS

Publication date: 18 August 2017

The Country Factsheet provides succinct information on the most significant political and legislative developments in the field of migration and international protection in Belgium in 2016, plus the latest relevant statistics.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports

Publication date: 02 August 2017

The 19th edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: EMN bulletin

Publication date: 28 June 2017

The EMN annual policy report provides an overview of the major developments in the field of migration and asylum in Belgium and in the EU in 2016.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports

Publication date: 15 June 2017

Myria's annual report "Migration in figures and rights 2017" highlights recent available data and it provides an analysis of a number of issues at stake in the field of immigration and asylum. Myria also addresses a number of recommendations towards the goverement on the respect of fundamental rights of foreigners.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: fundamental right, humanitarian visa

Publication date: 28 May 2017

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) published its "Fundamental Rights Report 2017". FRA states that diverse efforts at both EU and national levels sought to bolster fundamental rights protection in 2016, while some measures threatened to undermine such protection. The report includes a chapter on asylum, visas, migration, borders and integration.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: fundamental rights

Publication date: 19 May 2017

In the wake of the refugee crisis and in reaction to terrorist attacks, European governments are seeking tighter control over the whereabouts of migrants and refugees. This policy paper sheds light on EU rules regulating the detention of applicants for international protection, how they are currently implemented by Member States, and the ongoing reform process.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: detention

Publication date: 17 May 2017

The 18th edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: EMN bulletin

Publication date: 08 May 2017

This publication is based on social media research conducted by a small UNHCR team. Between March and December 2016, they issued weekly monitoring reports which have now been compiled into this synopsis.

Publication date: 31 March 2017

This briefing provides a short overview of major developments relating to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection accros the countries covered by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA).  
Main theme: Reception, International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: asylum acquis

Publication date: 17 March 2017

This policy brief examines how the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers has led to the fragmentation of the Dublin system. The flaws of the Dublin system are analysed, and the Commission’s proposal for the recast of the Dublin system is looked into.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Opinion
Keywords: Dublin Regulation

Publication date: 01 March 2017

The 17th edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including latest relevant published statistics.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: EMN bulletin

Publication date: 22 February 2017

The updated country report on Belgium contains information on recent developments in case law and policy related to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and integration of beneficiaries of international protection.
Main theme: Asylum
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: asylum decisions, asylum law, asylum policy, asylum procedure

Publication date: 15 February 2017

We know surprisingly little about how NGOs and asylum lawyers conduct research for asylum claims. To close this gap, Asylos interviewed 20 asylum lawyers and NGO staff in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece and the UK  to understand the challenges of researching evidence, as well as the opportunities for improving the research process. Access the findings in our report
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: country of origin information (COI)

Publication date: 06 February 2017

In 2015 the Study and Policy Unit from the Federal  Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers, started with a study into vulnerable persons with specific reception needs. The first phase of this study has been completed.  
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: vulnerable persons

Publication date: 01 February 2017

The European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) published its first newsletter, with information on the KCMD, its recent activities and the Migration Data Catalogue and Dynamic Data Hub.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Newsletters