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Migration and Home Affairs
11 April 2024

Migration and asylum

Pact on asylum

The Pact on Migration and Asylum is a set of new rules managing migration and establishing a common asylum system at EU level. Find out how the Pact on Migration and Asylum will help manage migration in the long term.

Common European Asylum System

The Common European Asylum System sets out common standards and co-operation to ensure that asylum seekers are treated equally in an open and fair system – wherever they apply.

Legal migration and integration

The EU has developed a common EU legal migration policy covering rules on resettlement, work, study and research activities, family reunification, and integration of migrants.

Irregular migration and return

The EU coordinates efforts to prevent migrant smuggling and develops a common policy on return and readmission for people cannot legally stay in the EU.

Operations Triton and Poseidon 2015 by Frontex in the Mediterranean

Learn how the European Commission contributes to the support of sustainable and effective migration management in Mediterranean countries in the EU.