The EMN Glossary – as one of the key products of the EMN – improves comparability by enabling a common understanding and use of terms and definitions relating to asylum and migration. The Glossary draws on a variety of sources, but primarily on the legislation of the EU asylum and immigration acquis, and makes terms available in the majority of EU Member State languages.

This online version of the Glossary is version 6.0 and was updated in March 2018 with the addition of 29 new terms reflecting the most recent European policy on migration and asylum. In addition, amendments to existing entries have been made to reflect new concepts and terminology, as well as evolutions in the usage of existing terms that have been introduced through new legislation and policy on asylum and migration in the EU. The new and updated terms reflect all developments since the adoption of the European Agenda on Migration of May 2015.

Online Glossary

The last printed version was published as Version 6.0 in May 2018 and is available for download as an interactive pdf version in English

The EMN Glossary Version 6.0 is also available for download as a mobile app in English and Italian for Android and iOS users (please note the Privacy Statement).