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European Migration Network

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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. DG HOME coordinates the EMN.

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EMN News

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35th EMN Bulletin

The new EMN bulletin encloses EU and national developments on migration and asylum from April to June 2021. The Bulletin news flash summarises the key evolutions in a concise format, while the full version of the bulletin provides a more detailed overview.

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EMN study on responses to long-term irregularly staying migrants

How do national, regional and local authorities respond to migrants in a situation of protracted irregular stay? To which rights and public services are they provided access? Which measures are implemented to bring protracted situations of irregular stay to an end?

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EMN inform on exploring legal pathways to fulfil labour needs

The European Migration Network (EMN) has published an overview of Member States’ experiences with new legal pathways in the areas of Talent Partnerships and complementary work-related pathways for those in need of international protection.

EMN events

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EMN Asylum & Migration Glossary

Whether you are already working in the field, a newcomer or simply interested in asylum and migration, the European Migration Network (EMN) Asylum and Migration Glossary is an essential resource. The EMN Glossary offers an EU-wide multidisciplinary vocabulary of approximately 500 terms and concepts, with terms translated into more than 20 languages.

The purpose of the EMN Glossary is to provide EU harmonised terminology on migration and asylum to ensure comparability and common understanding of concepts. It intends to make communication easier for policy-makers, practitioners, media, legislators, academics and people interested in the topic of migration.

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European Migration Network - Welcome to Georgia!

As emphasized in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, in order to better manage migration it is important to increase EU cooperation with third countries. On March 11, 2021 , Georgia became an observer at the European Migration Network. Welcome Georgia!

European Migration Network - Welcome to Moldova!

On March 12, 2021 , Moldova became an observer at the European Migration Network. As emphasized in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, in order to better manage migration it is important to increase EU cooperation with third countries.

Statistics and facts

612 700
persons
first time asylum applicants in EU, 2019
21 200
persons
resettled to EU, 2019
491 200
persons
ordered to leave, 142 300 persons returned from EU, 2019