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EMN Informs

Short Informs focus on specific topics in the area of migration and asylum and they briefly describe the main findings and statistics related to the particular topic. They are composed by the European Commission based on the studies or Ad-Hoc Queries. You can find the Informs not only in this section, but also in related annual reports and studies.

Attracting and retaining international researchers (2021)

The inform analyses the implementation of the Students and Researchers Directive and relevant national policies, schemes and practices in the EU Member States. It looks at the experiences of the EU Member States in attracting and retaining international researchers, considered as talented and highly qualified workers who can contribute to filling labour market needs. It also deals with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in this area.

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Preventing, detecting and tackling situations where authorisations to reside in the EU for the purpose of study are misused (2021)

The Inform provides a comparative overview of Member States’ approaches, experiences and best practices in addressing cases where authorisations to reside in the EU for the purpose of study of third-countries nationals are misused. It distinguishes between the pre- and post-arrival phase. The Inform highlights the main methods adopted by the Member States and the consequences linked to such cases.

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Skills Mobility Partnerships: Exploring Innovative Approaches to Labour Migration (2021)

The Joint EMN-OECD Inform highlights experiences by the EU Member States, non-EU countries and international organisations with regards to Skills Mobility Partnerships (SMPs), a new concept that promotes a sustainable approach to skilled migration and mobility, aiming to build skills for the benefit of countries of origin and destination. It presents experiences of implementing SMPs and similar initiatives in the EU and globally.

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The use of digitalisation and artificial intelligence in migration management in EU and OECD countries (2021)

Joint EMN-OECD Inform provides an overview of the potential for digital technologies and artificial intelligence to support the management of migration, acquisition of citizenship, asylum procedures and border control. It maps already existing or planned measures in the countries in question in this area and at the same time takes into consideration the related issues of fundamental rights implications, including data protection.


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Exploring Legal Pathways to Fulfil Labour Needs (2021)

Inform focuses on Member States’ experience with new legal pathways in two areas: partnerships with third countries and schemes of legal migration or labour mobility; and complementary work-related pathways for those in need of international protection.

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Separated and missing migrants: Member States approaches to prevent family separation and search mechanisms for missing migrants (2021)

The Inform maps the approaches of Member States to prevent third-country nationals being separated from their families in three different scenarios: i) when they first come into contact with authorities; ii) during transfers from one facility to another; and iii) during their stay in a Member State. The Inform also reports on how Member States treat the issue of third-country nationals going missing, including existing procedures to report and search for a third-country national reported missing. The Inform considers the situation of third-country nationals who are separated from their families or go missing involuntarily. The issue of unaccompanied minors going missing is not addressed, as it was analysed in another Inform.

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The impact of COVID-19 in the migration area in EU and OECD countries (2021)

The EMN OECD Umbrella Inform provides an update on the series of previous 5 Informs. It adds missing information as of 31 December 2020, summarises and analyses the key findings of the previous editions. It also identifies main challenges and lessons learned resulting from the measures adopted during the pandemic situation. The Inform covers the following areas of migration of the third country nationals: residence permits, entry conditions, unemployment and labour market needs (Chapter 1); international protection (Chapter 2); international students (Chapter 3); voluntary and forced return (Chapter 4). The final chapter presents important changes and innovations in the area of migration that are likely to be of particular focus in the coming years.

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Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on voluntary and forced return procedures and policy responses (2021)

The Inform focuses on the changes in policies and measures taken by the EU and OECD Member States in return procedures between March and September 2020. It examines the impact of measures taken in relation to the COVID-19 epidemic on the implementation of returns and issuance of return decisions. It also deals with detention and alternatives to detention as a prevention of absconding. It describes the changes introduced in providing pre-departure counselling and other related services and reintegration in the country of origin. It concentrates also on access to education of minors and access to health care for migrants who were issued a return decision. In the end, the Inform deals with specific measures related to returns implementation (e.g. issuance of travel documents, cooperation with other non-EU countries, etc.).

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