This mass influx led to backlogs in registrations of international protection applications, pressures on reception centres, and other operational and organizational challenges. EMN recently published the Synthesis Report of the Study covering this topic and which includes contributions from 25 EMN National Contact Points.More Less
All EMN members reported that they have strengthened cooperation among relevant stakeholders at national level, as well as enhanced cooperation with other EMN members at bilateral, multilateral, regional and European level. The Study presents national measures in the areas of border control and law enforcement, reception services, registration and asylum procedures and integration measures. Although all these measures had to be downscaled or adjusted due to decreased inflows of international protection applicants from mid-2016 onwards, this situation provided better conditions for ensuring future preparedness and continuous and constructive cooperation at different levels.
In addition to the EMN Inform published for this Study, EMN flash has been prepared providing a short introduction and overview of the most important findings and statistics from the Study.
This Study explores the situation of unaccompanied minors who have been granted a residence permit or issued a return decision and gives the overview of international, EU and national legislation on unaccompanied minors.More Less
Furthermore, the Synthesis Report of the Study describes care arrangements, education opportunities, integration measures, family reunification possibilities, access to healthcare, social welfare support, return policies and other aspects of a states’ approach to unaccompanied minors. The Report also covers the approaches to this group after persons turn 18... Finally, the Study gives an insight into the main challenges that the EMN members face in relation to unaccompanied minors following status determination.