Georgia and the Republic of Moldova join the European Migration Network with observer status

12 Mar 2021

The European Migration Network (EMN) has announced the addition of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, both with observer status, to the EMN. This is the first time that participation in the EMN has been extended outside of the  European Economic Area (EEA).  Agreed working arrangements  establish the conditions of the cooperation between the European Commission and Georgia and Moldova in the European Migration Network.

The European Migration Network (EMN) is a Europe-wide network consisting of National Contact Points (NCPs) in the EU Member States and Norway that provides information on migration and asylum issues. The possibility to cooperate with third countries is foreseen in the Council Decision on establishing a European Migration Network.[1]

EMN Ireland would like to welcome new National Contact Points in Georgia and the Republic of Moldova and we look forward to working with representatives from both countries.

For more information:

Watch the video of Georgia signing in to the EMN with observer status here: Youtube link

Watch the video of the Republic of Moldova signing in to the EMN with observer status here: Youtube link

[1] Council Decision of 14th May 2008 (2008/381/EC) on establishing a European Migration Network:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32008D0381

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