Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2020: Synthesis Report


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The EMN Annual Report on Migration and Asylum provides an overview of the most significant EU and national policies as well as legislative developments in the fields of migration and international protection that were developed in 2020.

In this Annual Report, the EMN reports on the most important developments in the areas of migration and asylum in the EU Member States and Norway in 2020. It focuses particularly on new legislative and policy measures introduced in 2020, reported by the EMN’s National Contact Points (NCPs) via their national reports. These national reports will be available on the EMN website and can be consulted for further details. This first chapter of the Annual Report 2020 provides an overview of the main legal and policy developments across all areas of migration and asylum, identifying the main aims and drivers of EU-level and national actions. The second chapter of the Report consists of ten thematic chapters, which provide a detailed summary of the main legislative and policy developments, as well as available statistics, in the following areas:

  • Legal migration
  • International protection
  • Minors and other vulnerable groups
  • Integration
  • Citizenship and statelessness
  • Enhanced border management at the external
  • Irregular migration including migrant smuggling
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • Return and readmission
  • Migration and development cooperation

See also; 

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2020: EMN Inform

What were the new trends and developments in migration and asylum across the EU and Norway in 2020? EMN Flash #17 – 2021

EMN Ireland Country Factsheet 2020

Author(s):European Migration Network
Publisher:Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Publication Date:11 Jun 2021
Geographic Focus:Europe
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