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.



Unaccompanied minors in the EU and Norway - Video

In 2018 the European Migration Network has published results of the Study ‘Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in the EU plus Norway’.

The results show that almost 220 000 minors came to the territory of the EU and Norway between 2014 and 2017 without a responsible adult, seeking for asylum.

Video ‘Unaccompanied minors’.

Looking to the future for unaccompanied minors in Ireland and Europe

On 4 December, the EMN National Contact Point of Ireland hosted the National Conference on the topic “Looking to the future for unaccompanied minors in Ireland and Europe”.


New Border Technologies

The EMN National Contact Point of Portugal held a conference on the subject of “Innovation on the borders: New technologies for upcoming migration”. The Conference was held in Lisbon on 29th November, and it gathered Portuguese migration experts and members of the European Migration Network from different EMN Member States.


The Sixth Meeting of the National Migration Network Held in Rijeka

On 23rd November, the 6th National Migration Network meeting was held in Rijeka and attended by the representatives of fourteen Croatian institutions and organizations. The meeting, organized by the EMN National Contact Point of Croatia, provided a platform for exchange of updates and relevant information in the area of asylum and migration among relevant stakeholders.

After introducing new members of the Network and informing about the main news, the participants individually introduced information about the newest developments within their scope of work.


The Role of Human Smuggling Networks in Migration

On the 20th of November, the Hungarian EMN National Contact Point hosted the National Conference on the topic of human smuggling networks and their role in migration, with a special focus on the Western Balkan route. The conference took place at the Ministry of Interior in Budapest.

After the opening speech of the Head of Department for European Cooperation, the conference continued with the presentations of the representatives from the Hungarian institutions who talked about Hungarian experience with combating of human smuggling, especially within the context of migration.


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.




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
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