• Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to their country of origin: overview of European approaches

      A new study published by the European Migration Network (EMN) offers a comparative overview of the experiences and existing practices in the EU Member States* Norway and Switzerland regarding the possible consequences on international protection status for individuals who travel to or contact the authorities in their country of origin. A beneficiary of international […]

  • National EMN contact point to be relocated to Academy of Security Sciences

    According to a directive of Minister of the Interior Mart Helme (EKRE), Estonia’s national contact point for the European Migration Network (EMN), which is within the area of administration of the Ministry of the Interior, is to start work at the Institute of Internal Security of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences on Jan. 1, […]

  • New Trends in Labour Market Integration

    Improving the labour market integration of migrants has become a priority all over Europe. Nearly every country has implemented new labour market integration measures in the recent years, either to increase the participation of foreign residents and ethnic minorities in the labour market (see the figure below about the unemployment rates among third-country nationals and […]

  • Study highlights European efforts to attract and retain non-EU/EEA students

    Attracting students from third countries and facilitating their entry into the national labour market is a priority to the EU. The European Migration Network (EMN) has now published a study on 25* EU countries’ efforts to provide opportunities for international students. Brussels, 4 September 2019 The number of international students coming to the EU to […]

  • Conference Global Workplace is Here!

    EMN Estonia annual conference  will be held on 3rd October 2019, in Tallinn and is organised by EMN Estonia, Mainor Ülemiste and Work in Estonia. This conference explores the ways in which companies can better adjust to global workplaces and thrive.   The world of work has been changing rapidly, including the degree of internationalization […]

  • Labour migration to Estonia continues to grow

    The main migration-related developments of 2018 in Estonia were related to labour migration and the increased involvement of foreign nationals in the labour market. Compared to many other countries in the European Union, Estonia has a rather restrictive immigration policy. However, in the last year, increasing labour demand forced both the public as well as […]

  • Migration policy situation during the change of leadership in the European Union

    One of the most complex issues facing the incoming European Parliament and Commission is immigration. This was once again confirmed by the European-wide tensions that emerged in response to the UN compact for migration. The new leaders might find some relief in the fact that the number of applicants for international protection as well as […]

  • What happens with the beneficiaries of international protection who travel back to their countries of origin?

      A refugee is a third-country national who, on account of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political conviction or belonging to a particular social group, is outside the country of his/her origin and is not able to – or, on account of this well-founded fear of persecution, does not […]

  • Visa liberalisation – we trust, but verify

    One way to extend the European sphere of influence is to step up our contacts and cooperation with our neighbors. Visa exemptions for Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries fulfill this purpose. Visiting, communication, cultural exchange, movement of workers and business connections have all become easier. This is all good, but does the increased interaction […]