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The European Migration Network was established via Council Decision 2008/381/EC and is financially supported by the European Union.

Its objective is to meet the information needs of EU institutions and of Member States’ authorities and institutions by providing up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum, to support policymaking in the European Union in these areas.

The EMN also serves to provide the general public with such information.

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The European Migration Network, coordinated by the European Commission, is a network of National Contact Points appointed in each Member State plus Norway.

The Spanish NCP is composed by experts from the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, and Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutor’s Office. It is coordinated by the Deputy General Directorate for Legal Affairs, Secretariat of State for Migrations.


Last publications

Bilateral readmission agreements

Bilateral readmission agreements

Little is known about how international international law instruments, including bilateral readmission agreements - influence the return of irregular migrants, including asylum seekers whose applications were rejected. EMN's starting point to contribute to closing this knowledge gap was to update, verify and expand existing information on bilateral readmission readmission agreements by EU Member States and Norway.

Specifically this report examines the implementation, monitoring and evaluation and effectiveness of bilateral readmission agreements signed by EU Member States. It supplements existing data by examining the bilateral readmission agreements that were signed or entered into force in the period 2014-2020 in the EU Member States and Norway, as well as their scope and characteristics in terms of issue linkage.

Report 2022

Secondary movements of beneficiaries of international protection

 Secondary movements of beneficiaries of international protection

The purpose of this report is twofold. First, it examines how Member States regulate the transfer of responsibility of a beneficiary of international protection from a first State to a second State, a transfer of responsibility regulated in Art. 28 of the Geneva Refugee Convention and Art. 2 of the European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees (EATRR) which refers to the transfer of responsibility for the issuance of the travel document for refugees. 

And secondly, the report explores the situation in which beneficiaries of international protection, already recognized in a first State, submit applications for international protection in a second State.

Report 2022

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