EMN provides information through reports, research studies, responses to ad-hoc queries, factsheets on current policies (EMN reports), bulletins and glossaries.
EMN’s primary role is collecting and documenting data and ensuring their availability at national and EU level, in an accessible and comparable way. Furthermore, the EMN analyzes and synthesizes information to improve the comparability of data and their compliance at the EU level, as well as to provide policy-
making based on evidence. The dissemination of the collected information takes place through the EMN website and its publications.
European Migration Network operates on multiple levels. At EU level, EMN NCPs regularly meet and cooperate with all other EU agencies and institutions. These are, for example, EUROSTAT
– the statistical
office of the European Union, national contact points for integration, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA
), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO
), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX
). Additionally, EMN contributes to the established EU Immigration Portal
In 2014, EMN has established the Return Expert Group (REG)
. REG aims to increase practical cooperation between member states and the sharing of good practice and expertise on return. The EMN REG provides a structure for planning, follow-up and monitoring of return activities in the EU.