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: 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.

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.

EMN Study: Programmes and Strategies Fostering Assisted Return to and Reintegration in Third Countries

The study maps the different forms of Assisted Return that are in place in the EU Member States. It does this by outlining the various approaches of Assisted Return programmes of the Member States and possible synergies to further develop and improve Assisted Return programmes in the EU.

EMN Study: Policies on Reception, Return, Integration Arrangements for, and Numbers of, Unaccompanied Minors in Austria

The study illustrates the policies on reception, return and integration arrangements for unaccompanied minors (UAMs) in Austria. It also presents available statistics. The focus lies on UAMs applying for asylum in Austria as well as those who are victims of human trafficking and transit through Austria or are stranded here.

EMN Study: The Organisation of Asylum and Migration Policies in Austria

The study outlines the general structure of the political, legislative and institutional framework of the Austrian migration and asylum system. It also identifies the main stakeholders involved in the asylum and migration procedures. Thereby it serves as an up-to-date reference document for European and national policymakers and the general public.

EMN Study: The Practices in Austria Concerning the Granting of Non-EU Harmonised Protection Statuses

The study provides an overview of the Austrian legislation regarding the granting of non-EU harmonised protection statuses, i.e. statuses which are not refugee status or subsidiary protection status as defined in the Qualification Directive 2004/83/EC. In doing so, the study outlines the types of status or tolerated residence that are available in Austria and examines the right of residence, its length, the possibility of extension and other rights attached to the various forms of statuses.