EMN Informs provide succinct key findings and messages to policymakers 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.

EMN Inform #1: EU and OECD Member States responses to managing residence permits and migrant unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. The European Migration Network (EMN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have launched a collaboration that will result in a series of informs on the impact of COVID-19 in different areas of migration in the EU Members States, Norway and the UK. The first publication was released on the 30th of July.

EMN Inform: Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in the EU

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. This Inform presents the main research findings of the EMN Study „Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in the EU”. By exploring the national policies in EU Member States regarding the acquisition of citizenship for third-country nationals, this EMN Study provides a comparative overview of recent trends, frameworks and good practices from 25 Member States.

EMN Inform: Long-Term Resident Status in the EU

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. This Inform summarises the main findings of four EMN Ad-hoc queries highlighting specific elements of the long-term resident status in the EU and the state of play of the implementation of the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents in Member States.

EMN Inform: Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2019

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. This EMN Inform offers a concise overview of the main topics covered in the Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2019 including developments in the fields of legal migration, international protection; unaccompanied minors and vulnerable groups; integration; citizenship and statelessness; borders, visa and Schengen governance; illegal migration including smuggling; return and readmission; human trafficking and migration and development.

EMN Inform: Comparative Overview of National Protection Statuses in the EU and Norway

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. This Inform presents the main findings of the European Migration Network (EMN) study ‘Comparative overview of national protection statuses in the European Union (EU) and Norway’. The study explores the key characteristics of non-harmonised protection statuses and the types of national statuses granted by Member States and Norway to address a protection need not covered by international protection statuses as set out in the Qualification Directive or temporary protection in the Temporary Protection Directive.

EMN Inform: How do EU Member States treat cases of missing unaccompanied minors?

The phenomenon of unaccompanied migrant children going missing has increasingly been in the focus of public attention in the EU. Several international organisations and European NGOs have raised concerns that the disappearance of unaccompanied minors is not always addressed in an effective manner. What policies and procedures are in place to register and follow up on cases of missing children, and how is data on missing children collected in EU Members States, Norway and the UK? The new Inform from the European Migration Network (EMN), in collaboration with international organisations, EU agencies and NGOs, offers a comprehensive picture of how the phenomenon is tackled currently in the EU.

EMN Inform package on return counselling

Counselling is a crucial service to ensure that migrants obtain correct information and support to return and reintegrate in their country of origin, as well as about their legal possibilities to remain in Europe. The European Migration Network (EMN) package of three Informs offers an overview of the policies and practices regarding counselling on the return and reintegration opportunities of migrants in the EU Member States and Norway. The informs were proposed by, and have been developed in collaboration with, the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

EMN Inform: Statelessness in the European Union

Statelessness is a global phenomenon, concerning approximately 3.9 million people worldwide. The estimated number of persons either determined stateless or of undetermined nationality in the European Union plus Norway was 399 283 at the end of 2018. In 2017, there were 2,100 children registered stateless in Europe, a fourfold increase since 2010. And for those individuals recognised as being stateless, adults and children, what does that recognition mean in terms of access to residence, rights, support and travel documents? How is statelessness determined? A new Inform from the European Migration Network reveals the current state of play in the EU Member States and Norway.

EMN Inform: Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to and contacting authorities of their country of origin

EMN Informs are primarily intended for policymakers and other practitioners and provide a brief summary of the main policy-relevant findings from an EMN activity. This Inform summarises the main findings of the EMN Study on ‘Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to and contacting authorities of their country of origin: challenges, policies and practices in the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland’ with contributions from 24 EU Member States.