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International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited by Koç University and published and distributed by Wiley. The… Read More
Migration en Afrique de l´Ouest et du Nord et à travers la Mediterannée - Chapitre 30Politiques de libre circulation et contrôles aux frontières : les systèmes régionaux de gouvernance des migrations en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Nord et en Europe, et leurs interactions
La majorité des États d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Nord ainsi que des États d’Europe appartiennent à des zones de libre circulation. La tendance à lever les contrôles aux frontières intrarégionales s’est toutefois accompagnée d’une tendance au renforcement des contrôles aux frontières extérieures. Le… Read More
Migration en Afrique de l´Ouest et du Nord et à travers la Mediterannée - Chapitre 20Gestion de l’information sanitaire dans le contexte de la migration forcée en Europe
Le présent chapitre fournit une vue d’ensemble des données sur la santé des migrants le long de la route de la Méditerranée centrale en adoptant une approche fondée sur les cas. Il décrit comment les données sont actuellement recueillies et quels sont les points forts et les points faibles de ces… Read More
Le présent chapitre fait le bilan de l’état des connaissances sur la migration internationale en provenance, à destination et le long de chacun des 12 pays de la route de la Méditerranée centrale, en portant une attention particulière aux vingt dernières années. Il s’interroge essentiellement sur… Read More
Le présent chapitre vise à répondre aux questions suivantes : a) pourquoi fautil mesurer la migration ? et b) que devons-nous attendre de données de qualité sur les migrations ? Deux outils de collecte de données y sont analysés en détail, à savoir : la Matrice de suivi des déplacements (MSD) de l’… Read More
The region covered by the Regional Office in Vienna features diverse economic, environmental, demographic, political, social and migration contexts and trends. Issues and challenges include demographic shifts, skills and labour gaps, human trafficking and stranded migrants, inadequate access to… Read More
South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia – Regional Strategy 2020–2024 (Russian) ЮГО-ВОСТОЧНАЯ ЕВРОПА, ВОСТОЧНАЯ ЕВРОПА И ЦЕНТРАЛЬНАЯ АЗИЯ – РЕГИОНАЛЬНАЯ СТРАТЕГИЯ 2020–2024
Регион, находящийся под юрисдикцией Регионального офиса в Вене, отличается разнообразными экономическими, экологическими, демографическими, политическими, социальными и миграционными особенностями и тенденциями.
There is increasing policy interest in the European Union to better plan and prepare for future migration flows. This is reflected in the growing number of reports that use expert knowledge to anticipate migration trends and develop migration scenarios. In this report, the IOM’s Global Migration… Read More
Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 20Health information management in the context of forced migration in Europe
This chapter provides an overview of health data among migrants on the Central Mediterranean Route, using a case-based approach. It outlines how data are currently collected and what are the strengths and weaknesses of these health information systems. Examples from Libya, Italy, Germany, the… Read More
Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 30Free movement policies and border controls: regional migration governance systems in West and North Africa and Europe, and their interactions
Most States in West and North Africa and in Europe are part of free movement areas. The trend towards lifting intraregional border controls has, however, unfolded in parallel with a trend towards tightening external border controls. This chapter analyses how the two trends have shaped regional and… Read More
Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 2Focus on operational data: the International Organization for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix, and the Mixed Migration Centre’s Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative
This chapter aims to answer the questions: (a) Why do we need to measure migration? and (b) What should we expect from good data on migration? It analyses two data collection tools in detail: IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi).… Read More
Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 1Migration measurement along the Central Mediterranean Route: sources of data
This chapter inventories the state of knowledge on international migration from, to and through each of the 12 countries of the Central Mediterranean Route (CMR), with a focus on the last two decades. What national statistics tell us bout numbers and profiles of international migrants in West… Read More
The Future of Migration to Europe: A systematic review of the literature on migration scenarios and forecasts
Effective migration management requires some degree of anticipation of the magnitude and nature of future flows. In response to these needs, two types of approaches have emerged in the literature in recent years: (a) migration forecasts, which provide quantitative estimates of future migration, and… Read More
The rapid surge in mixed migration in 2015-2016 thrust many local authorities across Europe into emergency mode, forcing them to find ways to address the needs of vulnerable groups, including refugees with a range of physical and mental-health conditions and unaccompanied children. Often,… Read More
Les fiches d’information sur le Rapport État de la migration dans le monde 2020 donnent un aperçu succinct de chacun des onze chapitres du Rapport. Elles permettent de se faire facilement et rapidement une idée des questions et des sujets examinés dans l’ouvrage.
International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited by Carleton University and published and distributed by Wiley… Read More
The study provides an overview of forced and voluntary return in Austria. It analyses the political and legal framework, taking account of the influence exerted by the policies and the legislation of the European Union. Furthermore, the study covers return actions, providing a comprehensive… Read More
The study gives an overview of national rules and regulations for family reunification regarding third-country nationals, policy changes including public debates and statistics of family reunification during the reference period 2002 to 2006.A focus lies on the legislative changes that were… Read More
Programme und Strategien in Österreich zur Förderung der unterstützten Rückkehr und Reintegration in Drittländern
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.
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.
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.
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. To order hard copy, click here.
Family Matters: A Study into the Factors Hampering Voluntary Return of Migrants Residing at Family Locations
This exploratory study focuses on migrant families residing in so called family locations (Gezinslocaties) in the Netherlands. Following the Dutch High Court ruling in the Ferreira case in 2012, the Government of the Netherlands organizes the housing of migrant families whose asylum application… Read More
This report gives a comprehensive overview of the key messages, discussion points and conclusions articulated during the Regional Conference on Counter Migrant Smuggling: Innovative Ideas and New Models of Cooperation, and extends it with the authors’ analytical reflections. The conference was held… Read More
This World Migration Report Update provides an overview of the latest data on international migrants in Europe. It is based on the most recent estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Released in December 2017, the international migrant stock data sets estimate… Read More
The new edition of Migration Policy Practice focuses on issues of refugee resettlement. These have ascended the international policy agenda considerably over the past few years, with a number of new schemes that draw on the principle of regional or international responsibility-sharing, and are… Read More
Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants in ACP Countries: Key Challenges and Ways Forward
Trafficking in human beings (THB) and smuggling of migrants (SoM), two distinct but often interrelated phenomena, occur on a global scale. Searching for a way out of economic inequalities, environmental crises, armed conflict, political instability and persecution, and in view of tightening border… Read More
The report reviews available evidence on trans-Mediterranean irregular migration to Europe along various routes going back to the 1970s, particularly on the magnitude of the flows, the evolution of sea routes to Southern Europe, the characteristics of migrants, the extent to which one can separate… Read More
The primary goal of the paper is to propose a methodology to govern migration flows in an economically efficient and humane way. The proposal will introduce an alternative interpretation of economic migration flows that will allow for the classification of countries in potential departure and… Read More
The “IOM-EU Cooperation on Migration and Mobility: Addressing the Valletta Summit Priorities Together” report captures the main features and tangible results of the IOM-EU global partnership from 2015 to 2016 with a focus on the joint efforts in implementing the Joint Valletta Action Plan, as well… Read More
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses primarily on issues of labour market integration of migrants in Europe. In particular, this special issue summarizes a selection of presentations from the recent “Integration through Qualification (IQ)” symposium on labour market integration of… Read More
During the first five months of 2016, 1 in every 23 migrants has died attempting to journey across the Central Mediterranean to Europe. This represents a drastic worsening of an already high death toll. Since the beginning of 2014, the overall ratio of deaths to numbers of migrant crossings has… Read More
This edition of Migration Policy Practice focuses on a range of themes, namely, migration and IT connectivity, the labour immigration system of Sweden, new migration and development strategies, and migration trends in the Arab region. The first article describes the ways in which information and… Read More
IOM increasingly assists families with minor children on their return to their countries of origin. As an effort to recognize the right of children to be informed about the return procedure and the role that IOM plays, IOM in the Netherlands has developed a comic story about voluntary return and… Read More
The detention of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers in the Netherlands is not an easy subject. Among the criticism and controversy it has generated, the positive developments may be less visible. IOM has been a qualified witness in this process. Since 2004, IOM Netherlands has assisted some 3,… Read More
Num. 25 - Trafficking in MigrantsTemporary Resident Permits: A New Way to Protect Trafficking Victims?
Compiling and analysing information from the media, governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, Trafficking in Migrants aims at improving the exchange of information on migrant trafficking. Published quarterly by the International Organization for Migration (IOM),… Read More
Published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Migration and Health informs about current mobile populations and health issues around the world. In addition to an in-depth editorial, Migration and Health includes book reviews, notes on meetings, and summaries of recently published… Read More
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on the current migrant crisis in Europe.
The guide is aimed to inform temporary migrants about their rights and obligations in Portugal, about the threats of labour exploitation and possible trafficking in humans.