EU Science Hub

A gateway to knowledge on migration

The new Commission knowledge portal provides a single point of entry to knowledge related to migration.
Jan 24 2018

A new web portal allows any user – whether analyst, scientist, policymaker or interested citizen – to discover a wealth of migration information including

  • data sources,
  • relevant websites,
  • stakeholder organisations,
  • projects,
  • networks and forums

related to migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.

Launched by the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD), the KCMD Knowledge Portal gives access to the existing KCMD Migration Data Catalogue and Dynamic Data Hub and adds a new Information Catalogue. 

The web portal focuses on supporting EU policymakers and practitioners in migration but is open to everyone.

The new KCMD Information Catalogue draws on a wide range of existing information sources from within the European Commission and further afield.

It also includes an inventory of European Commission and EU agencies activities on migration. Each data source, stakeholder, network, web portal and project is listed with its summary description, the link to its web site and other metadata.

The catalogues will evolve over time as more and new relevant data sources, stakeholders, networks, web portals and projects become available.

The KCMD Information Catalogue can be explored using keywords or by domain area as well as by searching in the dedicated sections.

There are 12 pre-defined domains that have been selected to represent the migration and demography landscape, used for about a year now in the KCMD Data Catalogue.

The KCMD Migration Data Catalogue and Dynamic Data Hub are two major tools contributing to growing calls for better use of data to help improve the management of migration in the EU and worldwide.

The Data Catalogue compiles information from 130 existing data sources related to migration and the Dynamic Data Hub visualises a selection of key datasets to support analyses and in-depth understanding of refugee and migrant flows to the EU and related trends.

The aim is to build the overview for the different domains and to guide the reader to existing knowledge where appropriate, with links to find more detailed and updated information.