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Please note: This webpage is currently under maintenance.

The European Migration Network (EMN) is an EU network of migration and asylum experts who work together to provide objective, comparable policy-relevant information and knowledge on emerging issues relating to asylum and migration in Europe.

The EMN was established in 2008 (Council Decision 2008/381/EC) and amended by Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council in April 2014. The Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission coordinates the EMN.

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New EMN inform published: Attracting and retaining international researchers

How do Member States attract and retain international researchers? The latest inform from the European Migration Network (EMN) provides an overview of the means adopted by Member States to enhance attractiveness for international researchers, as well as main challenges and best practices.

Statistics and facts

481 960
Third country nationals
First-time asylum applicants in 2020. Source: Eurostat.
9 100
Third country nationals
Resettlement from non-EU countries to EU Member States in 2020.
58 425
Third country nationals
Total actual returns in 2020. Source: 2020 Annual Report on Migration Statistical Annex.