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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
A dedicated section on migration in Europe prepared by the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography has just been released on IOM's Global Migration Data Portal.
It brings together an array of data sources to provide evidence on European migration in one place.
By presenting the data in an easy to understand format, the page contributes to more informed public debate.
The migration data in Europe page provides information to help understand who migrants living in Europe are, what migration routes they are taking and what is driving them to move.
The page also highlights recent migration trends, including:
The Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography is a European Commission initiative to provide scientific evidence for EU policymaking in migration and demography related fields.
A wide range of migration data is collected and disseminated in Europe at national and, sometimes, sub-national level. Institutional and legal frameworks have been developed by the EU with the aim of ensuring that migration data are of high quality, harmonised across countries, and easily accessible.
A continuous process of political dialogue is in place to ensure that the frameworks keep pace with increased demands for information and knowledge.