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.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

The blue card was introduced to improve the EU's ability to attract highly qualified workers from third countries. Background information and state of play can be found here.
Main theme: Economic migration
Keywords: EU directive, blue card

Publication date: 08 February 2013

The commission is expected to present a proposal to amend and merge the directive on students and the researchers directive. Background information and state of play can be found here.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

The commission has presented a proposal to amend and merge the directive on students and the researchers directive. Background information and state of play can be found here.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

The Commission published in May 2012 a summary of the responses received on its public consultation on family reunification. Background information, state of play and case law regarding this directive can be found here.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

In May 2011 the directive was formally adopted to extend the scope of the directive to beneficiaries of international protection. Background information, state of play and case law regarding this directive can be found here.
Main theme: Migration
Keywords: EU directive, Long-term Residents

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform provides a short overview of the main developments that took place in the EU in 2011 in response to increasing migratory pressure and specifically in relation to the six strategic priority areas of the EU Action on Migratory Pressure.

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform summarises the main developments in 2011 in legal migration and mobility. Topics addressed include statistics, promoting legal migration channels, economic, family Reunification and integration.

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform provides an overview of existing approaches, mechanisms and measures to reduce irregular migration to the EU and Norway.
Main theme: Irregular Migration
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: migratory pressure, effective practice

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform analyzes whether there is a nexus between visa and migration policy in Member States practices, especially relating to long-stay visas.
Main theme: Borders & Visa
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: migration management, visa policy

Publication date: 02 January 2013

On the basis of a field study, The King Baudouin Foundation examined in more detail the marriage migration from Emirdag to Brussels with a view to identify profiles, aspirations and motivations of the migrants involved.

Publication date: 02 January 2013

The Global Report 2012 provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels. The report also includes a chapter on the worldwide response to trafficking in persons and country profiles for each of the 132 countries covered by this edition.
Main theme: Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: trafficking case, definition, prosecution, detection

Publication date: 07 December 2012

The edition provides a summary of IOM's regional strategies and presents IOM's responses and funding needs according to key thematic areas which all aim to enhance migration's positive impact on development.

Publication date: 15 November 2012

This study of 2012 gives an overview of how migration and asylum policy is organised in Belgium. The study is an update from a study from 2008-2009.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration, Cross-sectional
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: institutional framework

Publication date: 31 October 2012

This synthesis report summarises the main findings of the national reports for the EMN study on practical measures to reduce irregular migration preformed by EMN national contact points from 22 member states.
Main theme: Irregular Migration
Publication Type: Thematic Studies

Publication date: 31 October 2012

This publication focuses on Brazilian migrants who have resided in Belgium and who returned to Brazil through the system of voluntary return. The thesis investigates if and how these returnees become actors of development in their home region in Brazil.
Main theme: Return & Readmission, External Dimension
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: AVRR, Brazil

Publication date: 26 October 2012

This Synthesis Report summarises the main findings of the National Reports for the EMN Study on Visa Policy as Migration Channel undertaken by EMN National Contact Points from 21 Member States.
Main theme: Borders & Visa
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: visa policy

Publication date: 19 October 2012

This report contains EU, national and related developments in migration policy published in the period June to September 2012, as well as key statistics, plus related EMN outputs and developments that have occurred in this period.
Main theme: Asylum, Migration
Publication Type: EMN bulletin

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Following the report published by the IFRC, over 70 million people are forced migrants, more than 1 in every 100 of the world's citizens, displaced by conflict, political upheaval, violence and disasters but also by climate change and development projects.
Main theme: Migration
Keywords: protection

Publication date: 09 October 2012

One week before the European Anti Trafficking Day (18 October), the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism presented its fifteenth annual report on trafficking in, and smuggling of human beings.

Publication date: 03 October 2012

This research project undertaken by Prof. F. Caestecker (University College Ghent) investigates the policy towards international students and the extent to which third-country nationals used opportunities to study in Belgium during the last decade.
Main theme: Study § Training
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: admission, education, mobility, student

Publication date: 25 September 2012

In this national contribution to the EMN focussed study, the Belgian Contact Point describes the issue of establishing identity of applicants for international protection and for the return of rejected asylum applicants

Publication date: 21 September 2012

On 5 April 2011, the European Union adopted Directive 2011/36/EU which sets out minimum standards to be applied throughout the European Union in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims.