Publication date: 05 August 2020

The first EMN and OECD inform on the impact of COVID-19 in the migration area is out. The inform focuses on EU and OECD Member States responses to managing residence permits and migrant unemployment.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: unemployment

Publication date: 08 July 2020

Integration through acquisition of citizenship has become an important topic in many EU Member States in recent years, as the number of new migrants arriving in the EU has increased in recent years. The EMN study found that citizenship is seen by Member States as either the culmination of the integration process or as facilitating the integration process. However, in most Member States, third-country nationals are not actively encouraged to apply for citizenship. 
Main theme: Citizenship & Nationality
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 17 June 2020

The EMN annual report on asylum and migration provides an overview of the major developments in the field of migration and asylum in Belgium and in the EU in 2019.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: annual report

Publication date: 02 April 2020

21 Member States provided information on national laws and practices regarding the time limits for decisions on family reunification and the consequences of exceeding these limits.

Publication date: 30 March 2020

These three EMN Informs look into i.a. possible approaches for return counselling, support for return counsellors, and information provision for the return of migrants.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: voluntary return

Publication date: 18 December 2019

Over half of the EU Member States consider that attracting and retaining innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups from countries outside the EU will promote a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. What are the main pull factors and requirements for foreign start-up founders and employees? A new study from the European Migration Network reveals good practices and challenges from Belgium and 24 EU Member States.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: Start-Ups, Innovative Entrepreneurs

Publication date: 21 October 2019

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) report, Scaling Fences: Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe published on 18 October 2019, sets out to find out why those who put themselves in the hands of people smugglers, and put themselves in other vulnerable positions to cross borders, make the decision to leave home avoiding formal immigration procedures, in the first place.  
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: Irreguliere migratie, migration development nexus

Publication date: 23 August 2019

Attracting students from third countries and facilitating their entry into the national labour market is a priority to the EU. The EMN has published a study on 25 EU countries’ efforts to provide opportunities for international students.
Main theme: Study § Training
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: student migration

Publication date: 26 July 2019

This report provides a quantitative overview of migration in rural areas for the entire EU. It contributes to raising awareness of the poorly studied phenomenon of migration to EU rural areas, which is often neglected in research and policies.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Integration, Economic migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: agriculture

Publication date: 18 June 2019

The EMN annual report on asylum and migration provides an overview of the major developments in the field of migration and asylum in Belgium and in the EU in 2018.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: Annual Policy Reports
Keywords: annual report

Publication date: 29 March 2019

This EMN study aims to identify challenges, best practices and positive experiences in different Member States and Norway on the impact of visa liberalisation. The study covers Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries which have successfully concluded visa liberalisation dialogues according to the relevant action plans and roadmaps.

Publication date: 22 March 2019

The Belgian Contact Point to the European Migration Network has updated the organigram depicting the Institutional framework for immigration and asylum policies in Belgium.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies
Keywords: institutional framework

Publication date: 05 December 2018

This report critically reviews the Belgian policy on return, detention and removal of foreign nationals and presents recent figures. Just like Myria's latest migration report, the report focuses on issues related to the right to family life of persons in detention. Myria formulates recommendations to improve the respect for the human rights of those persons. 
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: detention

Publication date: 08 November 2018

This research, commissioned for the eighteenth plenary meeting of the Transatlantic Council of Migration, an initiative of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), examines the entanglement of immigration with broader concerns about the economic, social and cultural effects of globalization, as well as the public’s growing lack of confidence in government to manage issues such as immigration.

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.
Main theme: Migration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: legal migration

Publication date: 22 October 2018

As independent National Rapporteur on trafficking in human beings for Belgium, for over 20 years Myria has carried out a yearly independent policy evaluation. In its latest report on Human Trafficking and Smuggling Myria focuses on underage victims of trafficking and smuggling of human beings.  
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: minors of age

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.
Main theme: Cross-sectional, Migration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: migration flows

Publication date: 06 September 2018

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 2017, plus the latest relevant statistics.

Publication date: 06 September 2018

The EMN annual report on asylum and migration provides an overview of the major developments in the field of migration and asylum in Belgium and in the EU in 2017.

Publication date: 05 September 2018

This report provides a broad overview of recent trends in international migration flows and migration policies in OECD countries and some non-OECD countries.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: migration flows

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: 08 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: 26 June 2018

In this annual report Myria analyses the current migration and tests policy and practice against respect for fundamental rights. Myria draws conclusions and formulates policy recommandations. 

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: 08 May 2018

    The 22nd 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