EMN National Contact Point for 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.


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.

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National Conference of the EMN NCP in Sweden on Changes in Migration and Asylum

The Swedish EMN National Contact Point is organizing the National Conference on 15 November 2018 in Stockholm. The conference will discuss changing realities in migration and asylum with the accent on identifying recent trends and changing patterns of migration and asylum in EU from a comparative perspective.

On the Return and Reintegration of Third Country Nationals at the EMN NCP’s National Conference in Estonia

“Return and reintegration of third country nationals: How to make it sustainable?” is the main question of the Conference of the EMN National Contact Point of Estonia which will be held on 23 October 2018. This conference explores the current state of play regarding returning third country nationals from the European Union as well as reintegrating them to their countries of origin. The main conference day will be followed by a workshop on 24 October on the state of art technologies in return of TCNs.

National Conference in Czech Republic: Third Country Nationals and Free Movement

Conference of the EMN National Contact Point in Czech Republic will be held on October 9, 2018 in Prague. The conference will be focused on the evaluation of the implementation of the Directive 2004/38/EC (Directive on free movement of EU citizens and their families) and its implications and challenges with regard to the national practice. Czech EMN National Contact Point is Ministry of the Interior – Department for Asylum and Migration Policy.

Austria in Preparation for the National Conference on Managing Migrations

“Managing migration – from reacting to shaping” is the title of the EMN NCP’s conference which will be held on 4 and 5 October 2018 in Vienna. In the light of Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union the conference will seek to discuss global migration trends, the role of the EU as well as the external dimension of the EU migration policy. Role of the National Contact Point performs IOM Country Office in Austria.


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. The report is based on the contributions of 25 EMN NCPs, covering eight key areas, namely: legal migration and mobility, international protection including asylum, unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups, integration of migrants, irregular migration, return, actions against trafficking in human beings and maximizing development impact of migration and mobility.

Annual report (in English) can be downloaded here:

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. The number of third country nationals who remain illegally in the EU territory is still higher than the number of those returning to the country of origin. Consequently, the European Commission has issued several documents that seek to empower the return policy. The European Migration Network has carried out this study with the aim of exploring good practices and challenges in applying the EU rules on return and the corresponding standards of the EMN MemberStates.

Study report (in English) can be downloaded here:

Challenges and practices for establishing the identity of third country nationals in migration procedures

This Study presents the main findings of the EMN Focussed Study on Challenges and practices for establishing the identity of third-country nationals in migration procedures based on National Reports from 26 EMN members. The aim of this Study is to present an overview of the important challenges faced by national authorities in their efforts to reliably establish and verify the identity of third-country nationals within the context of various migration procedures - namely those related to asylum, return and legal migration channels (including both short-stay and long-stay visas and residence permits) - and of national practices to address those challenges.

Study report (in English) can be downloaded here:

Illegal employment of third-country nationals in the European Union

This report provides main findings of the EMN study which analyzes policies and practices of EU Member States to prevent, identify and sanction illegal employment of third-country nationals. The study was conducted on the basis of national reports from 23 EMN members, examining each of the four stages of illegal employment: preventive measures and incentives for employers and employees, identification of illegal employment of TCNs, sanctions for employers and outcomes for employees.

Study report (in English) can be downloaded here:

Family Reunification of Third-Country Nationals in the EU: National Practices 2016

The process of a family reunification of third-country nationals in the European Union is one of the main migration and asylum policies. This report presents the results of EMN's focussed study, whose main objectives were to examine the national policies and practices of EMN Member States in terms of eligibility criteria for sponsors and family members, requirements for family reunification, integration measures before and after admission, application procedure, rights of third-country nationals and their families and policies regarding non-renewal or withdrawal of residence permits.

Study report (in English) can be downloaded here:

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