The EMN National Contact Point for the United Kingdom (UK EMN NCP) is located within the Migration and Border Analysis Unit (MBA) of the Home Office Science Group and consists of a multi-disciplinary group of researchers and statisticians supporting UK policymakers and operations. MBA carries out a programme of research and analysis including work on the drivers, costs and benefits of migration, border security, enforcement of immigration law, and the European and international contexts of migration to the UK. MBA also undertakes policy and programme evaluation, links migration research across government departments and engages with migration researchers outside of government. In addition to providing UK input to EMN studies and its other outputs, the UK EMN NCP coordinates a national network of over 400 migration researchers and organisations, policy developers and government analysts.
In this capacity, the UK EMN NCP organises workshops and conferences to facilitate networking and discussion on migration and border issues. In support of its contributions to EMN studies, the UK EMN NCP also organises workshops to discuss the latest research and evidence on specific topics aligned to the annual EMN work programmes. The network also receives an electronic newsletter on recent EMN outputs and other relevant research and statistics from the Home Office and Office for National Statistics. The newsletter also aims to raise awareness of EMN activities in the UK and to facilitate access to EU-wide comparative data.
The EMN UK NCP will maintain an EMN national page on the UK.GOV website https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-research-and-analysis providing targeted information tailored to the national audiences, which may include a repository of national case law, legislation and non-EMN publications.