Migration and Home Affairs

European Migration Network (EMN)


The European Migration Network (EMN) provides up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum with a view to supporting policymaking in the European Union. The EMN also aims to inform the general public on migration and asylum.

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Statistics and facts


3.3 million First residence permits issued, 2016


1.26 million
First time asylum applicants in EU, 2016


14 205
resettled to EU, 2016


ordered to leave, 247 thousands returned from EU, 2016

Data: Eurostat