This EMN Inform draws together examples of impacts that the EMN and its products have had in relation to policymaking and debate on issues of migration and asylum at EU and national levels.
Key points to note:
- EMN Reports and Studies are widely read by a range of national, EU and international audiences. Study themes are selected by the EMN and the Commission according to their relevance for National and EU level priorities.
- EMN Studies have been used directly to feed into the policymaking process at various stages of the cycle at EU level and national level. For example, at EU level, increasingly EMN Studies are being used as discussion documents to inform policy dialogues, for example, the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).
- EU level networking brings together EMN National Contact Points (NCPs) in the Member States and Norway on a regular basis, with relevant EU institutions, agencies and external entities. Since 2014, such networking has included the establishment of the Return and Reintegration Experts’ Group (RREG) within the EMN.
- At National level, the EMN NCPs are, through their activities, helping to bring together a wide range of national stakeholders to debate policy priorities, often contributing to uniting such stakeholders directly with policymakers.
- The EMN Ad-Hoc Query tool is widely used by EU and National policymakers as a mechanism to obtain, within a short timeframe, a perspective from across all Member States (and Norway) on specific issues.
- The EMN Glossary is an established source of high quality and accurate terminology in official languages used by the Member States and Norway, contributing to improving the comparability of information across the EU. The EMN Glossary in Arabic contributed in 2013 to the translation of the EU Immigration Portal into the Arabic language.
- The EMN Bulletin, EMN Conferences, EMN webpages at EU level plus national newsletters and web-sites disseminate information on migration and asylum.