- About us
The EMN was set up in 2003 by the European Commission on behalf of the European Council in order to satisfy the need of a regular exchange of reliable information on migration and asylum related issues on a European level.
The Council Decision 2008/381/EC from 2008 forms the legal basis for the EMN.
The network consists of the European Commission, a Steering Board, one service provider and National Contact Points of the EU Member States and Norway.
The aim of the EMN is to provide the European and national institutions and agencies as well as the general public with up to date, objective, comparable data and information concerning migration and asylum related issues in order to objectify the current discourse on migration and to support policy decision processes within the European Union.
The EMN ensures that its activities are consistent and coordinated with the relevant Community instruments and structures in the area of migration and asylum.
Order This study provides an overview on Resettlement and the Austrian Humanitarian Admission Programme for especially vulnerable Syrian refugees. The first and second part of the Humanitarian Admission Programme (HAP I and HAP II) are examined in the context of developments at the global, European and Austrian level. After a presentation of the legal framework, the main actors are introduced. The study also describes the process and funding of both parts of the programme and presents statistics as well as experiences in implementing the programme. Country Report Austria (DE) Country Report Austria (EN) Short Summary (DE / EN) Other Country Reports
Order This study deals with options for changing residence status in Austria without having to leave the country. After giving an overview of the respective admission criteria in each case, the study elaborates on the possibilities of changing an existing residence permit. Furthermore, the question of whether a change of immigration status brings about specific legal advantages or disadvantages is also examined. In particular, the policy objectives underlying the provisions on changes of purpose are discussed. Country Report Austria (DE) Country Report Austria (EN) Short Summary (EN / DE) EMN Synthesis Report (EN) EMN Inform (EN) Other Country Reports
Date/ Place: 6 to 7 October 2016, Rome (Italy) Further Information
Date/ Place: 13 October 2016, to be confirmed Further Information
European Parliament, 5 August 2016, more informatione available here (EN).
European Commission 28 July 2016, more information available here (EN).
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 26 July 2016, more information available here (EN).
European Commission 25 July 2016, more information available here (EN).
Deadline: to be confirmed European Forum for Urban Security Info
open deadline International Centre for Migration Policy Development Info
Submissions are accepted from 12 May 2016 Sigmund Freud Universität in Berlin Info
Submissions are continuosly accepted. Interkulturelles Zentrum Info