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About us


The European Migration Network (EMN) was launched in 2003 as a pilot project that aimed to develop a European system for exchanging information on asylum, migration and countries of origin. In May 2008, the European Migration Network was legally established (Council Decision 2008/381/EC).


The European Commission (Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs) co-ordinates the European Migration Network in co-operation with National Contact Points (EMN NCPs) established in each Member State plus Norway.

There are 28 National Contact Points from all EU Members States plus Norway. EMN NCPs meet at least 6 times a year to discuss their work and exchange information about ongoing and future activities.

A Steering Board, chaired by the European Commission and consisting of a representative from each Member State Government, and an observer from the European Parliament, provides political guidance on the activities of the EMN.

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What we do

Overiew of EMN

EMN Leaflet thumbnailDownload the EMN information leaflet for a general overview of the European Migration Network.

Research Library

Search for research-based publications of relevance to migration and asylum in Ireland.

EMN Publications

View Irish national research studies and policy reports relating to migration and asylum in Ireland.

Legal Resources

View summaries of relevant Irish and European case law or legislation.

Useful Statistics

See latest statistics on migration, immigration, protection and return and employment and Census 2011.

Asylum and Migration Glossary

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0Search the EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary for comparable terms and definitions relating to asylum and migration (includes terms in Irish)