EMN Informs provide succinct key findings and messages on a specific topic based on the results of information gathered and analysed by the EMN, for example, from Reports and Studies, or from Ad-Hoc Queries.
Impact of visa liberalisation on Poland
Migrants’ movements through the Mediterranean
This EMN inform summarises the main findings of the EMN policy brief study on migrants’ movements through the Mediterranean. This report has been compiled by the UK National Contact Point (NCP) of the European Migration Network (EMN) with the collaboration of the Italian, French, Netherlands and Swedish NCPs, the EMN Service Provider and input from other members of the EMN along with Frontex and Eurostat.
Challenges and good practices in the return and reintegration of irregular migrants to Western Africa
The aims of this EMN Inform are to consider the impact of assisted voluntary return (AVR) and reintegration programmes on return and reintegration to countries in Western Africa; to describe how Member States adjust their programmes to support return to this region; and to identify challenges and good practices in return/reintegration to Western Africa.
Practical approaches and good practices in return and reintegration to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Afghanistan and Pakistan are amongst the top 5 countries of origin of third-country nationals (TCNs) subject to a return decision. In 2013, around 14,700 Afghans and 26,000 Pakistan nationals were issued with a return decision, representing respectively 3.7% and 5.8% of the total number of migrants ordered to leave the EU territory.
Incentives to return to a third-country and support provided to migrants for their reintegration
This EMN Inform presents the results of the review, carried out by the EMN Return Expert Group (EMN REG), of 96 programmes implemented by 27 Member States to assist migrants to return and to support their reintegration.
Applicable fees for issuance of residence permits to thirdcountry nationals
Residence permits are authorisations by the authorities of a Member State allowing third-country nationals to reside legally in its territory. This EMN Inform provides an overview of the applicable fees for issuance of residence permits to third-country nationals (TCNs) as of September 2014. It is based on information collected from 24 EU Member States and Norway. The Inform particularly examines fees under a number of EU Directives, which are outlined in Section 4.
Addressing facilitation of irregular migration by boats departing from North-Africa
This EMN Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Ad-Hoc Query (AHQ) on Measures implemented / planned by EU Mediterranean Member States to prevent irregular migration by means of boats departing from North-Africa. The AHQ gathered existing evidence on the facilitation of irregular migration by sea to the European Union perpetrated by facilitators (affiliated, or not, to organised criminal groups (OCGs), focussing specifically on the sea route from North Africa. Evidence collected was complemented by desk analysis and literature review.
Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union relating to legal migration and national developments
This EMN Inform provides information on EU and national case law on the interpretation and application of legal instruments within the legal migration EU acquis. For the purpose of this EMN Inform these are: Directive 2003/109/EC concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents; Directive 2003/86/EC on the right to family reunification. Other instruments governing legal migration, for example, Directives 2004/114/EC4 (conditions of admission for third-country nationals (TCNs) for the purpose of studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service), 2005/71/EC (admission and residence of TCN researchers), 2009/50/EC (admission and residence of TCNs for the purpose of highly qualified employment); and 2011/98/EU (the ‘single permit’ Directive) have generated fewer examples of case law at EU and national levels.
Impacts of the European Migration Network
This EMN Inform draws together examples of impacts that the EMN and its products have had in relation to policymaking and debate on issues of migration and asylum at EU and national levels.
The application of quotas in EU Member States as a measure for managing labour migration from third countries
This EMN Inform provides information on the use of quotas by Member States as one of a possible range of measures to manage labour migration from third countries, as well as secondary movements of third country nationals, exercising mobility for the purpose of employment within the EU.