Publication date: 17 December 2018

This final report, realised by the Study and Policy Unit of the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Fedasil), describes the reception of vulnerable applicants for international protection with specific needs. It discusses how (field) staff define, identify and respond to vulnerability in practice. The objective is to develop a better understanding of the way in which Fedasil and its reception partners fulfill the requirement of Belgian and European legislation to meet the specific needs of applicants for international protection.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: reception, special needs, vulnerability

Publication date: 09 August 2018

This EMN study focuses on the approaches to Unaccompanied Minors following status determination in the EU plus Norway. The study covers the period 2014-2017, thereby following up on previous EMN research on unaccompanied minors.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 09 August 2018

This Inform summarises the main results of the EMN study on “Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in the EU plus Norway”.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 09 January 2018

Over a period of two years, a UNICEF Belgium team collected the testimonies of 170 migrant and refugee children from 36 nationalities in reception centres and schools. The children talk about their experiences in their country of origin and their new environment, the disaster they fled for, the trials they endured on the way, their joy and sorrow. With this report UNICEF wants to build a bridge between the words of these young people, who are very keen on participation, and policy makers who are often far removed from their reality.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 30 June 2017

24 (Member) States provided information on the volume of returned unaccompanied minors and on family tracing. This ad-hoc query was launched by the Finnish Contact Point to the EMN.

Publication date: 01 June 2017

This report aims to support practitioners in implementing relevant polices in line with applicable law by outlining available safeguards against unlawful and arbitrary detention and highlighting promising practices.

Publication date: 23 May 2017

Myria, the Belgian Federal Migration Centre, today published a paper on humanitarian visa issued by the Belgian authorities in 2016.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: humanitarian visa

Publication date: 01 May 2017

This report shows how the lack of safe and legal pathways for refugee and migrant children feeds a booming market for human smuggling and puts them at risk of violence, abuse and exploitation.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: child protection

Publication date: 01 September 2016

This report sheds light on the truly global nature of childhood migration and displacement, highlighting challenges faced by child migrants and refugees in every region.
Main theme: Migration, Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: migration of children

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: 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: 04 June 2015

This Report presents the main findings of the 2014 EMN Study "Policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors (UAMs)". The study aims to update the findings of the 2008-2009 EMN study on UAMs.

Publication date: 31 January 2015

This is the Belgian Contribution to the EMN focused study on policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors. Other EMN National Contact Points (NCP’s) produced a similar report on the topic for their (Member) State.

Publication date: 14 August 2014

This Inform summarizes the main findings of the corresponding EMN study, which aimed at examining whether and how victims of trafficking are detected/identified in international protection and forced return procedures and further referred to specific procedures.

Publication date: 02 July 2014

This handbook aims to strengthen the protection of children, specifically addressing the particular needs of child victims of trafficking.

Publication date: 25 November 2013

This guide, made by women who have escaped trafficking and based on their experiences, provides information on trafficking in women and advice for potential victims and support-organisations.
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking, Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report

Publication date: 22 May 2013

This guide, which aims at realising the rights of children and families in a irregular migration situation, is the result of the "Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Undocumented Children in Europe" project

Publication date: 22 April 2013

This publication targets policymakers and practitioners in the field of migration and child protection, along with academics and activists, and sheds light on the situation of migrant children.

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This report realized on the basis of a documentary study addresses the question of the protection of unaccompanied minors from West Africa to North Africa from a transnational point of view.
Main theme: Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: unaccompanied minors

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform presents the main developments that took place in 2011 with regard to international protection comprising statistics, the Common European Asylum System, intra-EU Solidarity , external dimension and unaccompanied minors.

Publication date: 11 October 2012

This paper: "Women and and Girls fleeing conflict: Gender and the interpretation and application of the 1951 refugee convention" was commissioned in te context of a project on Developing Guidelines for the protection of people fleeing violence and conflict accross borders.
Main theme: International Protection, Vulnerable groups
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: conflict, gender

Publication date: 07 September 2012

2011 stands out not only for the migration dynamics that have flowed into, out of and within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but also for the unprecedented social movements that have transformed the political culture. IOM addresses challenges and oppportunites experienced in 2011.

Publication date: 08 August 2012

This publication from the King Baudouin Foundation, reviews 22 projects building bridges between elderly migrants and existing services. Based on such experiences, tracks are identified to further involve elderly migrants in the society.

Publication date: 27 July 2012

Asylum Aid published a study on "Gender Related Asylum Claims in Europe". The study is a Comparative Analysis of Law, Policies and Practice Focusing on Women in Nine EU Member States.

Publication date: 18 June 2012

The UNHCR 2011 Global Trends report has been published today. The report analyses the statistical trends and changes in the global populations of concern to UNHCR, i.e. refugees, returnees, stateless persons and certain groups of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Main theme: Asylum, Vulnerable groups, Data & Statistics
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: UNHCR, Statistics, global trends