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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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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.

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Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU in 2017

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Annual Report for 2017 on Asylum in the EU presents a comprehensive overview of the events both at European level and at the level of national asylum systems. Through the collected data, the report presents the main statistical developments and analysis of changes in EU+ countries (EU Member States + Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Lichtenstein) in the context of legislation, policy, practice and national case law.

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Unaccompanied Minors in Germany and Europe – Report from the National Conference in Germany

On 14 June 2018, the German EMN National Contact Point and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) organized the conference “Unaccompanied Minors in Germany and Europe”. The Conference gathered altogether 90 participants including representatives from EU institutions, ministries and agencies as well as non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and international organizations. The Conference was attended by a representative from the Croatian Ministry of the Interior

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How to Attract and Retain Foreign Students?

On 28 September 2018, the EMN National Contact Point of Luxembourg organized National Conference “Attracting and retaining third-country national students and researchers”.

The conference was opened by a representative of the Ministry for Integration, initially pointing out that 48% of the Luxembourg population are foreign nationals and persons of foreign origin. For this very reason, Luxembourg has developed a number of programs for the integration of foreigners, including the ones for asylum seekers. After that the deputy of the Rector of the University of Luxembourg said that they currently have 15% foreign students, 15% of them from outside the EU and that the University actively supports intercultural diversity.

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Adopted Protocol on the Treatment of Unaccompanied Children

The Protocol on the treatment of unaccompanied children was adopted at a meeting of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on 30th August 2018.

The importance of this protocol stems from the very fact that unaccompanied children are one of the most vulnerable groups and because of that are subject to various forms of injustice inflicted by the hand of society.

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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.


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