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Every year the European Migration Network develops a series of publications offering a source of comparative law that provides a complete vision of the migration situation to authorities, civil society, and other institutions linked to the topic.
This study provides a summary of the different national status granted by the Member States and Norway to address a need not covered in the Directive 2011/95/EU, which stablishes rules regarding the requirements to grant international protection to third country nationals or stateless persons. The report includes an overview of national status granted by particular protection grounds, reviewing the conditions and rights associated with each.
Spain had a government in office during most of 2019, thus the General State Budgets could not be approved and those for 2018 had to be extended. Given these circumstances, the government could not endorse draft laws or political projects related to migration. Despite this, the government promoted certain strands of migration policy such as the migratory flows management, cooperation with countries of origin and destination, and integration. Consequently, a new Order was approved to regulate the management of recruitment in countries of origin and the development of the visa project for descendants of Spaniards in Argentina. Moreover, the project “Young generations as change agents” was developed in cooperation with Morocco.
With the new government in June 2018, the migration policy approach was based in 5 basic pillars: 1) an orderly, regular, and safe migration; 2) fight against irregular migration; 3) ensure humanitarian assistance to newcomers; 4) promote a European policy on asylum and migration, including collaboration with countries of origin, transit, and destination; and 5) integration of immigrants and refugees. At the multilateral level, Spain supported the Global Compact for Orderly, Safe and Regular Migration and worked on the achievement of its objectives.
This study presents the main findings on labour market integration of third-country nationals in EU Member States. The study focusses on the socio-economic dimension, examining the different labour market integration measures for legally staying third-country nationals with the right to work in the EU.
The Study explores the national policies and practices in Member States to attract and retain third-country national students, admission conditions in place in the Member States and the extent to which those conditions facilitated the attraction and retention of international students. In light of the transposition of the Students and Researchers Directive, the Study also aimed to capture the way in which Member States transposed the relevant provisions of this Directive, with regard to international students.
The study aims to offer a comparative overview of Member States, Norway and Switzerland’s experiences and existing practices regarding the cessation of international protection for individuals who travel to or contact the authorities of their country of origin
This report offers a comparative overview of the experience of European Union (EU) Member States and Norway as visa liberalisation has been rolled out for eight countries: Albania (AL), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Montenegro (ME), Serbia (RS), Republic of North Macedonia (MK), Georgia (GE), Republic of Moldova (MD) and Ukraine (UA).
During 2017, there was no relevant regulatory changes due to the lack of agreements at parliamentary level. However, progress has been made in the implementation of public policies and cooperation with countries of origin and transit. Among the highlights of this year, it is worth mentioning the Spanish negotiations of the Blue Card Directive and the transposition of the Directive for students and researchers as mechanisms to promote foreigners’ intra-European mobility. Also, during 2017, Spain worked in the pilot projects of legal migration promoted by the European Commission, positioning itself in favour of fostering circular migration for labour purposes, training, or entrepreneurship in the fields of interest to the countries of origin.