EMN National Contact Point for the Republic of Croatia (EMN NCP HR)

European Migration Network (EMN) encompasses all EU Member States, with the exception of Denmark, which has observer status, plus Norway. It consists of National Contact Points (NCPs) whose role is performed by certain institutions or organizations in each EMN Member State. In the Republic of Croatia this role was carried by the Ministry of Interior from 2013 until 2015, when the International Organization for Migration (IOM) took over. National Contact Points provide thorough information on migration and asylum policies and strategies, coordinate EMN activities and produce various publications.



Talking about Diaspora at First National Conference of EMN National Contact Point of Croatia

How diasporas can engage in the development of the country of origin – this was the question discussed on the 22nd of October in Dubrovnik, at the first annual EMN NCP conference in Croatia.


National Seminar in Helsinki: Integration and Inclusion of Unaccompanied Minors

EMN National Contact Point of Finland organized a seminar on the processes which follow the status determination of minors who have entered Finland without the accompaniment of an adult. The Seminar was held on 11 October in Helsinki and it gathered numerous representatives from Finnish governmental bodies, institutions and NGOs, as well as from international entities. The Seminar was attended also by a representative from the Ministry of demography, family, youth and social policy and the Croatian EMN National Contact point.

The Seminar was opened by the Director of Immigration at the Ministry for Employment and the Economy who pointed out the importance of interinstitutional cooperation in questions regarding unaccompanied minors.


Managing Migration – from Reacting to Shaping

In the context of Austrian EU Presidency, Annual EMN conference was held in Vienna from 4 to 5 October 2018 organized by the Austrian National Contact Point.


First EMN NCP National Conference in Croatia: Diaspora Engagement in the Development of the Country of Origin

Diasporas are an important factor in the development of their countries of origin, primarily in the field of economy, but also in many other sectors (e.g. in education, health, technology). In this context, the EMN National Contact Point for Croatia is organizing the first EMN National Conference titled “Diaspora Engagement in the Development of the Country of Origin” on 22 October 2018 in Dubrovnik. The Conference will gather domestic and foreign experts working on diaspora related issues. Thus, it will provide an opportunity to exchange good practices used in creating and maintaining partner relations between diasporas and their countries of origin acknowledging the important role they have in their countries’ development.


New Commission’s Proposals for Migration and Border Reform

This month President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker introduced new proposals to ensure full EU solidarity on migration and better protection of Europe’s external borders.

These proposals have set a new level of ambition for the EU agencies for asylum and external borders as well as regarding the return procedures.




Changing Influx of Asylum Seekers 2014 - 2016

In the period from 2014 to2016 EU Member States and Norway experienced an extensive influx of incoming applicants for international protection. To illustrate, the number of 600 000 asylum seekers in EU and Norway in 2014 rose to 1.32 million in 2015 and was sustained at that level throughout 2016 (1.26 million applications).


Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination

Almost 270 000 unaccompanied minors (without a parent or an adult responsible by law) came to the EU and Norway between 2014 and 2017.

Most of them came to seek asylum, however, a significant share also came for other reasons.


Factsheet: Croatia 2017.

EMN has recently published Factsheets with an overview of the main policy developments concerning migration and international protection in each EMN members during 2017, including the latest statistics.

As the Factsheet for Croatia shows, key developments in the legislative sphere were transposition of the Intra-Corporate Transferees Directive and the Seasonal Workers Directive.

Additionally, the quota for the employment of foreigners was set at 9079 permits, which is more than 290% increase compared to 2016. Important milestone was set in the area of international protection as well: Republic of Croatia participated for the first time in the resettlement of third-country nationals or stateless persons.


EMN Annual Report on Migration and Asylum

The EMN Annual Report on Migration and Asylum provides an overview of the most significant EU and national policies as well as legislative developments in the fields of migration and international protection that were developed in 2017.


Synthesis Report on EMN study Effectiveness of Return in EU Member States

The return of third-country nationals who illegally reside in the EU is one of the main pillars of European migration and asylum policy.

However, recent Eurostat data show that return rates at EU level have not improved despite a significant increase in the number of rejected asylum applications and the number of return decisions issued since 2014.


Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Hrvatske
International Organization for Migration
European Union
European Migration Network