European Migration Network

About the European Migration Network

The European Migration Network (EMN) is an EU network of migration and asylum experts who work together to provide objective, comparable policy-relevant information and knowledge on emerging issues relating to asylum and migration in Europe.

EMN was established in 2008 (Council Decision 2008/381/EC) and amended by Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council in April 2014. DG HOME coordinates EMN.

There are EMN National Contact Points (NCPs) in all EMN countries. Each EMN NCP is appointed by the relevant national government. EMN NCPs are located within Ministries of Interior and of Justice, specialised government agencies dealing with migration, research Institutes, non-governmental organisations or national offices of international organisations.

EMN produces reports, studies and policy briefs with analysis of policy and legislative development and implementation. The EMN publishes the latest developments in a regular bulletin and maintains a glossary of migration and asylum-related terms. The network also organises webinars, roundtables and other events and conferences on a regular basis, both at EU-and national level.

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EMN Georgia

Based on the Working Arrangement establishing administrative cooperation between the European Commission (EC) and the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI), Georgia joined the European Migration Network (EMN) as observer and SCMI Secretariat designated as the National Contact Point (NCP) in the EMN. The working arrangement represents an important step towards reinforced cooperation in the areas of migration and asylum between the EC and Georgia.

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EMN Members

EMN National Contact Points (EMN NCPs) coordinate EMN activities at national level in all EMN Member States. Each EMN NCP coordinates a national network of stakeholders with expertise in migration and asylum from a wide range of organisations, including from government, the academic and research communities and NGOs.

EMN NCPs are located within Ministries of Interior and of Justice, specialised government agencies dealing with migration, research Institutes, non-governmental organisations or national offices of international organisations.

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EMN Publications

EMN produces Studies, Country Fact Sheets, Informs, Ad-Hoc Queries and Annual Reports on Migration and Asylum.

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EMN Glossary

The EMN Glossary – as one of the key products of the EMN - improves comparability by enabling a common understanding and use of terms and definitions relating to asylum and migration. The Glossary draws on a variety of sources, but primarily on the legislation of the EU asylum and immigration acquis, and makes terms available in the majority of EU Member State languages.

Georgia has already started developing a Georgian version of EMN Glossary on Migration and Asylum (V. 7).

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EMN Events

Each year the EMN organises two annual EMN Conferences in collaboration with the respective EU Presidency, as well as EU-level events on migration or asylum issues. At Member State-level, National Contact Points organise conferences and events to share information on migration and asylum related issues with policy makers and a national audience.

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guidebook on legal emigration

Guidebook on legal immigration