Studies

The National Contact Points of the European Migration Network (EMN) prepare several studies on migration and asylum-related issues each year based on common study template. EMN studies are elaborated in accordance with uniform specifications in order to achieve comparable results EU-wide. With the help of an external service provider, the European Commission publishes a Synthesis Report summarizing the main findings from the studies prepared by the National Contact Points.

EMN Study: The Organization of the Reception System in Austria

This study explains the roles of relevant actors and describes reception conditions for asylum seekers and others entitled to basic welfare support in Austria. It examines federal and provincial legislation as well as the different types of reception facilities. Furthermore, challenges and available flexibility mechanisms are presented in the context of current trends in the number of applications for international protection that are lodged in Austria.

2013
EMN Study: Highly Qualified and Qualified Immigration of Third-Country Nationals

The EMN Study "Highly Qualified and Qualified Immigration of Third-Country Nationals" provides an overview of national policies and practices aiming to attract (highly) qualified Third-Country Nationals for employment. It also presents relevant statistics on the Topic.

2012
EMN Study: The Intra-EU Mobility of Third-Country Nationals – Legislation and Statistics in Austria

The third EMN Focussed Study in 2012, "The Intra-EU Mobility of Third-Country Nationals – Legislation and Statistics in Austria", analyses the current EU and Austrian legal basis for secondary mobility rights for certain groups of third country nationals within the territory of the EU Member States. The study also presents relevant statistics.

EMN Study: Immigration of International Students from Third Countries to Austria

The study "Immigration of International Students from Third Countries to Austria" provides an overview of Austrian immigration policy, law and measures regarding international students from third countries. Furthermore, the phenomenon of mobility of international students is explored from the perspective of political and other actors.

EMN Study: Establishing Identity for International Protection: Challenges and Practices in Austria and the EU

The second EMN Focussed Study 2012 reflects on challenges in establishing the identity of (rejected) applicants for international protection in Austria, both in the asylum procedure and the procedure to implement forced return.

EMN Study: Practical Measures for Reducing Irregular Migration in Austria

The objective of this national report is to provide an overview of the existing approaches, mechanisms and practical measures implemented by Austrian institutions and authorities to reduce irregular migration. The EU Synthesis report to the study outlines the situation in a comparative European context.

EMN Study: Misuse of the Right to Family Reunification: Marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood

The first EMN Focussed Study 2012 aims to identify the scale and scope of two instances of misuse of the right to family reunification, namely marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood.

EMN Study: Visa Policy as Migration Channel in Austria

The study analyses the effects of visa policy on the management of migration, both in terms of facilitating legal migration and of preventing irregular migration in Austria. Visa policy is mainly an EU competence; the focus of this study lies on national visa policies regarding long-stay visas.

2010
EMN Study: Temporary and Circular Migration in Austria

The study provides information about the characteristics of temporary and circular migration patterns of third country nationals moving temporarily to Austria for short-term employment, seasonal work, study or research.

The accompanying Background Paper, which was written by Stephan Marik-Lebeck from Statistics Austria, offers a statistical analysis based on the Population Register POPREG (2002-2009).

EMN Study: Satisfying Labour Demand through Migration

This study outlines national strategies for addressing labour market needs with third-country national migrant workers, identifies sectors experiencing shortages in the EU Member States and outlines perceived effectiveness of national strategies.