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EMN Study »The effectiveness of return in EU Member States: challenges and good practices linked to EU rules and standards«, February 2018.

The return of illegally-staying third-country nationals is one of the main pillars of the EU’s policy on migration and asylum. However, recent Eurostat data show that return rates at EU level have not improved despite the important increase in the number of rejected asylum applications and in the number of return decisions issued since 2014. [...]

2018-03-14T13:16:30+00:00

EMN Study “Challenges and practices for establishing the identity of third country nationals in migration procedures”, January 2018

The aim of this Study is to present an overview of the challenges faced by national authorities in their efforts to reliably establish and verify the identity of third-country nationals within the context of various migration procedures – asylum procedures, return procedures and legal migration channels (including both short-stay and long-stay visas and residence permits) [...]

2018-03-26T06:42:07+00:00

EMN Policy brief on migrants’ movements through the Mediterranean, December 2017

EMN Policy brief on migrants’ movements through the Mediterranean, December 2017 The EMN published the first version of this Policy Brief in December 2015 when European countries around the Mediterranean were facing a significant influx of persons. Large numbers of asylum seekers, migrants and displaced persons arrived by sea and land at the external borders [...]

2018-03-26T06:42:07+00:00

EMN – Study “Illegal employment of third-country nationals in the European Union”, August 2017

The EMN – Study on “Illegal employment of third-country nationals in the European Union” presents the main findings on national policies and practices to prevent, identify and sanction illegal employment in the Member States. EMN – Study was prepared on the basis of National Contributions from 23 EMN NCPs (including Slovenian National Contact Points) according [...]

2018-03-26T06:42:09+00:00

EMN -Study “Family Reunification of Third-Country Nationals in the EU plus Norway: National Practices”, April 2017

The EMN Synthesis Report "Family Reunification of Third Country nationals in the EU and Norway: National Practices" presents the main findings which were provided by the EMN national contact points through their national reports. The main aims of the EMN – Study were compared national policies and/ or practices on family reunification between the different [...]

2018-03-26T06:42:09+00:00

Study on smuggling of migrants; Case Study 3: Pakistan–Turkey–Greece, September 2016

Case study has been developed in the framework of the EU-funded “Study on smuggling of migrants: characteristics, responses and cooperation with third countries” which was published in September 2015 by the European Commission. Five case studies served as an information collection tool to contribute to the data collection of the larger study, in order to [...]

2016-10-07T11:01:11+00:00

Study on smuggling of migrants; Case Study 2: Ethiopia–Libya–Malta-Italy, September 2016

Case study has been developed in the framework of the EU-funded “Study on smuggling of migrants: characteristics, responses and cooperation with third countries” which was published in September 2015 by the European Commission. Five case studies served as an information collection tool to contribute to the data collection of the larger study, in order to [...]

2017-09-12T10:04:58+00:00

Study on smuggling of migrants; Case Study 1: Syria-Lebanon–Egypt–Italy, September 2016

Case study has been developed in the framework of the EU-funded “Study on smuggling of migrants: characteristics, responses and cooperation with third countries” which was published in September 2015 by the European Commission. Five case studies served as an information collection tool to contribute to the data collection of the larger study, in order to [...]

2016-10-07T10:44:39+00:00

EMN Focussed Study: Changes in immigration status and purpose of stay: an overview of EU Member States’ approaches, July 2016

Executive Summary: Member States regulate immigration flows by providing, on the basis of their relevant legislation, specific channels for immigration, each of which relate to a specific purpose of stay. Each ‘purpose’ or ‘reason’ for immigration is accompanied by a set of specific requirements and conditions which have to be fulfilled in order to be [...]

2016-08-10T10:49:13+00:00

EMN Focussed Study 2015: Determining labour shortages and the need for labour migration from third countries in the EU, April 2016

Executive Summary: Shortages of workers with relevant qualifications have become a major challenge affecting European competitiveness. In the context of rapid technological change, Europe’s declining population and ageing workforce mean that labour shortages are expected to increase in the future. The present study analyses the following: (i) the role of labour migration in efforts to [...]

2016-07-27T14:11:46+00:00