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Migration and Home Affairs

Consultation on the the right to family reunification of third-country nationals living in the EU (Directive 2003/86/EC)

Policy field(s)

Home Affairs; Immigration; Integration

Target group(s)

All EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities, candidate countries, third-country partners, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, and all state actors and private service providers involved with family members, academia, social partners, civil society organisations and individuals

Period of consultation

From 15 November 2011 to 1 March 2012

Objective of the consultation

The aim of the consultation was to collect opinions on how to have more effective rules on family reunification at EU level and to provide factual information and data on the application of the Directive.

View the consultation document

  • Green paper Public consultation on the the right to family reunification of third-country nationals living in the EU [66 KB]

View the answers to the consultation

Member States/national governments

National governments of third-countries

Member States/local, regional and central administrations

Member States/national parliaments

Consultative bodies of the EU

International organisations/NGOs/social partners

National organisations/NGOs/social partners


Summary of contributions

Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Home Affairs Unit B1 – Immigration and Integration Unit

E-mail: HOME-family-reunification-green-paperatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (HOME-family-reunification-green-paper[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:

Immigration and Integration Unit – "Green Paper on Family reunification"
Directorate-General for Home Affairs
European Commission
B - 1049 Brussels

Deadline: from 01/03/2012 to: 01/03/2012