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The Overview describes how main asylum and migration policies related to third-country nationals are organised in the Slovak Republic from the institutional perspective as well as from the perspective of their mutual relations. It is based on the information valid as of September 2021. Overviews are available also for other EU Member States, Georgia, Moldova and Norway.

Slovník z oblasti migrácie a azylu

Thursday, 18 February 2021 12:42

Slovník EMN z oblasti migrácie a azylu (EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary) je určený pracovníkom štátnej a verejnej správy, tvorcom politík, zákonodarcom, výskumníkom, akademikom, novinárom a iným odborníkom, ktorí sa zaoberajú témami migrácie a medzinárodnej ochrany štátnych príslušníkov tretích krajín. Slovník obsahuje viac ako 500 odborných výrazov preložených do 23 európskych jazykoch vrátane slovenčiny.

Viac o zameraní a metodológii slovníka sa v angličtine dočítate tu

Najaktuálnejšia verzia slovníka – 7.0 z júla 2020 je k dispozícii v online forme na webovej stránke Európskej komisie.

V poradí šieste vydanie slovníka z mája 2018 je dostupné aj ako bezplatná mobilná aplikácia pre Android a iOS. Okrem angličtiny sa dá aplikácia prepnúť do nemčiny, taliančiny, fínčiny a lotyštiny.

A new study published by the European Migration Network (EMN) offers an overview of the experiences and existing practices in the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland regarding beneficiaries of international protection who travel back to their country of origin. The study also examines the motivations of the individuals in question, and how such cases would be assessed by the national authorities in the countries that granted them refugee status. The study found that most countries participating in the research did consider travel to the country of origin as an indication that protection may no longer be needed. This could lead them to examine the purpose of the travel and to reassess the international protection status. The main findings of the study Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to their country of origin are also briefly explained in the new video

The joint EMN – OECD Inform deals with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on remittances. The Inform identifies 3 main drivers impacting remittances: (a) the economic driver, (b) the migration driver, and (c) the disruptions affecting provision of services. It also examines the impact of pandemic on remittance flows thus far and foresees future projections. It outlines policy recommendations at the international level in order to maintain the flow of remittances and provides examples of measures taken at the EU and OECD level. 

This EU and OECD Inform examines whether foreign workers employed in certain sectors were exempted from restrictions adopted at the external and internal boarders of the EU and OECD countries. It also reviews measures implemented as a response to the COVID-19 crisis at the national level to facilitate the entry of foreigners into the territory of a Member State and their access to the labour market. The Inform also analyses the impact of the pandemic on the third-country nationals already residing in the EU and OECD countries as well as the undocumented migrants in the EU who have been offered a possibility to regularize their status for employment. Finally, given the importance of agriculture, the Inform focuses on the measures adopted for seasonal workers in this sector.

The Inform focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international students in the EU and OECD Member States in the period between February and June 2020. While the long-term consequences are difficult to predict, the immediate impacts are already visible, for example, when processing new applications or renewal of residence or when loosing income from part-time jobs. The Inform analyses the measures taken in relation to the admission and stay of international students in the EU and OECD countries. It also looks at the financial impact on international students already residing in the EU and OECD countries. One chapter is dedicated to the measures to address the impact of COVID-19 on international students who graduated in 2019 and 2020.

Statelessness in the European Union (2020)

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:45

The Inform provides the latest information on the state of play of EU Member States and Norway regarding the  1954 and 1961 Conventions on Statelessness, the processes in place to determine whether a person is ‘stateless’, and if this is the case, what this means for the individual in terms of authorised stay, access to rights and travel documents and the availability of support. Importantly the Inform also provides up to date information on the situation of stateless children.

The phenomenon of unaccompanied migrant children going missing has increasingly been in the focus of public attention in the EU. In the new Inform, the European Migration Network has mapped how cases of unaccompanied children going missing are being treated in the Member States. What policies and procedures are in place to register and follow up on cases of missing children, and how is data on missing children collected in EU Members States, Norway and the UK? The new EMN Inform and shorter Flash offer a comprehensive picture of how the phenomenon is tackled currently in the EU.

Inform looked into outreach and information activities, which are distinct from but closely interlinked to return counselling. Besides state actors, a broad range of non-state actors, such as civil society organisations, health and education services and international organisations, were involved in information dissemination. The research found that 19 countries and IOM implemented information campaigns between 2010 and 2019. Outreach activities were found to be more successful when the dissemination tools used were varied, targeting mainstream as well as highly specific communications channels, the timing was carefully considered and when made available in non-national languages.  The research found that Member States had made specific efforts to reach out to vulnerable groups, such as minors and suspected victims of trafficking in human beings.

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