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.
The 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. The Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission coordinates the EMN.
Information for Ukrainian nationals
On the 4 March 2022, the Council adopted the implementing decision introducing temporary protection due to mass influx of persons fleeing Ukraine as a consequence of the war.
Temporary protection is an exceptional measure to provide immediate and temporary protection to displaced persons from non-EU countries and those unable to return to their country of origin.
The EMN members page provides a list of useful links to official websites, where information on entry and stay of Ukrainian nationals can be found.
To learn more about how the EU Member State are implementing the Temporary Protection Directive and the registration process of persons fleeing the war, read our inform on Application of the Temporary Protection Directive (Scope and Registration).
Discover the Destination Europe tool
Destination Europe is an engaging discussion interactive platform that introduces users to migration and integration decision-making. Users take up roles of various actors involved at the EU, national and city level and immerse themselves in different future scenarios about migration. These interactive scenarios are based on evidence and illustrate potential outcomes of migration policy decisions for different groups of migrants such as asylum seekers, labour and irregular migrants and citizens of EU countries where migrants settle. The tool illustrates real-life impacts policy decisions can have on various categories of migrants and the public in the countries that receive them. It was developed by migration experts from various European countries in the European Migration Network.
Serbia becomes Observer Country to the European Migration Network
The European Commission and the Commission for Refugees of Serbia signed an Administrative Arrangement to collaborate in the European Migration Network, and make Serbia an Observer Country in the network.
New EMN inform explores prospects for displaced persons in non-EU first reception and transit countries
The inform aims to provide an overview of the strategies and initiatives put in place by the EMN Member Countries to enhance the prospects for displaced persons in non-EU first reception and transit countries.
New EMN inform outlines how EMN Member and Observer Countries manage housing capacity in the context of international protection
Between 2017 and 2021, many EMN Member and Observer Countries experienced a high degree of volatility in the number of applicants for international protection, which in some countries led to tensions in the reception systems.