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: 07 August 2018

This EMN study aims at analysing the impact of EU rules on return policies and practices of Member States (including Belgium), and hence on the effectiveness of return decisions issued across the EU.

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: 23 February 2018

This EMN Inform summarizes the main findings of the EMN study “The effectiveness of return in EU Member States: challenges and good practices linked to EU rules and standards”.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: return

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: 09 November 2017

Myria (the Belgian Federal Migration Centre - an independent public body analyzing migration policies) has released its fifth MyriaDoc on Return, Detention and Removal of Foreigners in Belgium (2017).

Publication date: 25 August 2017

This EMN Inform summarizes the main findings of the EMN study "The Illegal Employment of Third-Country Nationals in the EU".

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: 15 November 2016

This EMN Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Study "The Return of Rejected Asylum Seekers in Belgium and in the EU: Challenges and Good Practices".
Main theme: Asylum, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: Grèce

Publication date: 15 November 2016

This EMN Study examines the policies and practices in place in Belgium and in the EU to encourage the return of rejected asylum seekers, identifying the challenges and good practices associated with return.
Main theme: Asylum, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 08 June 2016

This EMN Inform provides an overview of the results of the review of 87 programmes implemented by 23 Member States and Norway to assist migrants to return and to support their reintegration.

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: 25 January 2016

The Guidelines – developed under the EMN Return Expert Group (REG) - propose a common methodology that Member States can follow to monitor and evaluate AVVR programmes.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: REG
Keywords: monitoring, evaluation, AVRR, AVR

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: 03 November 2015

This EMN Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Study "Dissemination of Information on Voluntary Return: how to reach irregular migrants not in contact with the authorities".
Main theme: Irregular Migration, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: voluntary return

Publication date: 17 September 2015

This EMN study analyses and compares the different approaches used by Member States to ensure irregular migrants are informed of options for return.

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: 01 January 2015

This EMN Inform provides information concerning EMN national Contact Points’ practices on return and reintegration to Western Africa.

Publication date: 11 December 2014

This Inform summarizes the main findings of the corresponding EMN study aimed at analyzing Member States’ use of entry bans and readmission agreements as the EU main policy measures to implement effective return policies

Publication date: 11 December 2014

This focused study presents an analysis of (Member) States’ use of entry bans and readmission agreements and also identify good practices in this field, including possible synergies in the implementation of return and reintegration measures.

Publication date: 01 December 2014

This EMN Inform provides information concerning Member States’ practices on return and reintegration to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: REG
Keywords: country of origin, reintegration programmes, return

Publication date: 03 November 2014

This Inform summarizes the main findings of the corresponding EMN study aimed at analyzing Member States’ use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies

Publication date: 03 November 2014

This focused study presents an analysis of (Member) States use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies and identifies similarities, differences and good practices in this field