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Launch of New Atlas of Migration

With graphs, charts and maps, the Atlas of Migration provides a snapshot of migration in 2017
With graphs, charts and maps, the Atlas of Migration provides a snapshot of migration in 2017
Dec 18 2018

Launched on the occasion of International Migrants Day, a new Atlas from the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography provides insights on migration for all EU Member States and 44 non-EU countries.

With graphs, charts and maps, the Atlas of Migration provides a snapshot of migration in 2017, providing a knowledge base for policy makers, stakeholders, businesses, researchers and the general public.

The publication presents the available data on a range of migration-related fields in a format that is both easy to access and to understand..

It condenses statistics from multiple sources, including Eurostat for the EU Member States and several international statistical sources for migration profiles and thematic analysis of countries outside the EU.

The Atlas will provide the following information:

  • The number of people who have migrated, their country of origin and country of destination
  • Demographic characteristics of different countries
  • The reasons that people migrate (e.g. for work, to join family, or for education)
  • The number of people who applied for asylum in the EU and the outcome of their applications
  • The amount of development and humanitarian assistance the EU has granted  to non-EU countries
  • The level of integration across  EU Member States

A more complete picture of migration

The Atlas is structured around three sections, each with a distinct focus:

  • Migration profiles of EU Member States, an annually updated picture of demography, migratory flux, legal migration, asylum, irregular migration, naturalisation and integration;
  • Non-EU migration profiles covering 44 key countries of origin and transit. These cover similar aspects to the EU country profiles, with additional information on development and humanitarian aid, remittances and socioeconomic characteristics;
  • A thematic analysis, this year presenting details and trends on forced displacement in Africa. The thematic analysis will change with each annual edition of the Atlas.

A set of online resources accompanying the book will be made available in early 2019, allowing for interactive exploration of its data.

With better and broader global data in the future and the visual presentation approach adopted in the Atlas, the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography hopes to build a more complete picture of migration around the world.