Publication date: 24 April 2017

23 (Member) States provided information on how they are currently dealing with some aspects of directive 2016/801, in particular types of financial resources used by international students, the use of frozen/blocked accounts by international students, and approved/recognized organizations mediating au pairs. This ad-hoc query was launched by the Belgian Contact Point to the EMN.

Publication date: 01 February 2017

This paper reviews existing theoretical and empirical evidence on the economic effects of immigration in developing countries.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: migration and development

Publication date: 22 December 2016

This report presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries.

Publication date: 19 September 2016

This report provides a broad overview of recent trends in international migration flows and migration policies in OECD countries and some non-OECD countries.

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: 16 November 2015

This EMN Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Study "Determining labour shortages and the need for labour migration from third countries".
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: labour migration, labour shortage

Publication date: 30 June 2015

This study examines the interconnection between labour shortages in the Member States and labour migration policies from third countries to Member States.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: labour migration, labour shortage

Publication date: 06 May 2015

This EMN Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Study Admitting third-country nationals for business purposes focusing on the admission for business purposes of non-EU investors, non-EU business-owners and other business persons.

Publication date: 02 March 2015

As Belgium does not yet have many mentoring projects, the King Baudouin Foundation decided to explore this area while also looking at practices in other countries.

Publication date: 23 February 2015

This EMN study aims to compare the different national policies in place for non-EU investors, business owners and other business persons at the various stages of migration (pre-entry, entry and stay).

Publication date: 03 December 2014

This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries.

Publication date: 09 October 2014

The October Report of the Migration Policy Institute focuses on immigrant investor programs and the policymakers’ responses to immigrant investors’ increasing needs and demands, in particular visa and citizenship.

Publication date: 02 October 2014

This publication provides new evidence on the role that international migration has played in Europe and in selected other OECD countries over the past decade in terms of labour force; educational attainment; and occupational changes.

Publication date: 23 July 2014

This publication sheds light on migrants’ contribution to entrepreneurial activity and employment creation in their host countries and it discusses policy options to foster the development and success of migrant businesses.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

The annual "activity report" 2013 of the Immigration Office is available.

Publication date: 21 February 2014

This study provides an overview of the social security entitlements of certain categories of immigrants in Belgium. It also analyses the socio-economic position of immigrants in Belgium.

Publication date: 19 November 2013

This EMN Inform summarises the findings of an EMN AHQ to collect information on regulatory frameworks to manage the migration of TCN to the EU.

Publication date: 29 September 2013

This focussed study assesses whether Belgium actively attracts (highly) qualified third country nationals, analysing national measures and policies, their effectiveness and remaining challenges and barriers.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: highly skilled workers

Publication date: 13 August 2013

This report examines the qualifications assessment process for foreign workers in regulated occupations and identifies several emerging policies and trends driven in part by industry and employers.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: qualifications, skills recognition, mobility

Publication date: 09 August 2013

This EMN Inform provides information on the use of quotas by Member States as a measure to manage labour migration from third countries.

Publication date: 28 February 2013

What are the challenges/barriers which affect the intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals? The study analyses this question as well as the EU acquis and national policies of relevance in this matter.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: intra EU mobility, mobility rights

Publication date: 08 February 2013

The proposal to facilitate the temporary transfer of third-country nationals for multinational companies is currently under discussion. Background information and state of play can be found here.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

Negotiations on the proposal for the seasonal workers directive are expected to be finalised soon. Background information and state of play can be found here.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

This Directive introduces a single application procedure for third-country nationals to reside and work in the EU. Background information and state of play can be found here.