Migration and Home Affairs

European Migration Network (EMN)

  • Working together with Member States on promoting better conditions for non-EU students
  • Working together with Member States on promoting legal migration opportunities for non-EU workers
  • Working with Member States on ensuring effective, humane and swift returns of those who cannot stay
  • Analysing migration flows and Member State policies
  • Aiming at more harmonisation to standards of protection
  • Collecting and sharing good practices of effective integration policies for non-EU nationals


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