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EMN Studies and Policy Briefs

Studies examine in detail the selected topics in the area of migration and asylum. For the Slovak Republic they are available in a form of a questionnaire or they are developed into a compact text. The studies are elaborated based on a previously agreed and approved specification that is the same for all EU Member States and Norway.

Admitting Third-Country Nationals for Business Purposes (2014)

This focussed study describes EU Member States’ policies and legal frameworks regulating entry and stay of immigrant investors, immigrant business owners and other business persons. The study also deals with measures to prevent abuse of migration of third-country nationals for business purposes and the evaluation of programs focused on attracting immigrant investors. Part of the study is analysis of good practice based on the experience of EU Member States.

EMN Return Experts Group Directory: Connecting Return Experts across Europe (2014)

The EMN Return Experts Group (REG) Directory provides, for the first time, a European wide mapping of the actors involved in the return process and of the programmes and initiatives implemented in the field of return in each Member State. It is divided into two parts: statistics on e.g. forced return, voluntary departure and assisted voluntary return and Member States’ Country Factsheets. The information was collected over the period April 2014 to October 2014 and will be updated each year.

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Organisation of Asylum and Migration Policies (2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008)

A study presents a brief overview of the organisation of political, legislative and institutional context of migration and asylum in the EU Member States and Norway. The first version of the study for the Slovak Republic covers the period from establishment of the independent Slovak Republic on 1 January 1993, through the end of 2008. Updated versions of the study for the Slovak Republic cover the following periods: from 1993 till April 2010, from 1993 till July 2012 and from 1993 till the end of July 2014.

Policies, Practices and Data on Unaccompanied Minors (2014)

This focussed study The study describes institutional and legislative framework of care for unaccompanied minors in EU Member States and Norway - their entry, reception and integration measures including accommodation and material support, access to legal aid, health care and education. Moreover, the study analyses possibilities for durable solutions for unaccompanied minors. The scope of the study covers also disappearance of unaccompanied minors and their escape from foster homes, description of existing measures after reaching 18 years of age and their return and reintegration. Besides, the study provides relevant statistical information for the period from 2009 to 2013.

Good Practices in the Return and Reintegration of Irregular Migrants: Member States’ Entry Bans Policy and Use of Readmission Agreements between Member States and Third Countries (2014)

This focussed study analyses to what extent the EU Member States and Norway use the entry bans and readmission agreements to improve their return policy. Specifically, the study focuses on the practical application of entry bans and readmission agreements by Member States, effectiveness of these two instruments from the point of view of returnees and Member States, as well as on their synergies with reintegration assistance. The text is accompanied by current statistics related to irregular migration and return.

The Use of Detention and Alternatives to Detention in the Context of Immigration Policies (2014)

This focussed study describes the legislative framework and good practices in the use of detention and alternatives to detention by EU Member States and Norway towards third-country nationals, elaborating more on grounds for detention. The study also contains information about types of detention facilities as well as on conditions of detention. Furthermore, the study analyses impact of detention and alternatives to detention on the effectiveness of return and international protection procedures.

Migrant Access to Social Security and Healthcare: Policies and Practice (2013)

The study deals with the political and legislative framework regulating the participation of third-country nationals in EU Member States and Norway´s social security system, their access to various social security benefits and healthcare, and related administrative procedures. It also provides an overview of bilateral agreements that EU Member States have concluded with third countries in the field of social security, and a statistical overview of the number of employed, unemployed, and economically inactive third-country nationals. The publication contains three case studies presenting the way of applying for the respective types of benefits as well as of the administrative procedures and decision-making of state authorities related to the granting of the benefits. 

Identification of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in International Protection and Forced Return Procedures (2013)

This focussed study examines how (potential) victims of trafficking in human beings are identified in the EU Member States and Norway in procedures for international protection and in forced returns of rejected applicants for asylum. The study also provides an overview of how the identification of a (potential) victim of human trafficking results to other residence granting procedures. Furthermore, the study contains information about the numbers of victims identified in this way and about related educational and training activities and manuals for workers coming into contact with (potential) human trafficking victims in international protection or forced returns procedures.

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