The movement of a person or a group of persons, either across an international border (international migration), or within a State (internal migration).
The EMN produces Studies on topics of relevance to policymakers at national and EU levels to meet both their long-term and short-term information needs. Study Topics are selected from proposals made by individual or groups of EMN NCPs and / or the European Commission. Topics may be proposed for in-depth, strategic studies with long-term relevance, or for shorter, focussed studies, responding to short term information needs. On selection of a Study Topic, each EMN NCP produces a National Report following Common Specifications that are developed to facilitate comparability across countries. A comparative Synthesis Report is then produced bringing together the main findings from the national reports and placing these within an EU perspective. For all EMN Studies developed to date, the Synthesis Reports, National Reports and Common Specifications are available below.