Asylum and Migration Glossary 6.0 (2018)

The EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary 6.0 is a completely revised and updated version of the EMN Glossary that was first published in January 2010 and which since then has been updated and expanded several times. This sixth version contains a total of 468 terms, with 29 new entries since the previous online version 5.0.

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.

While remaining its main focus on legal developments in the framework of the EU acquis on asylum and migration, the Glossary also increasingly considers developments in the external dimension, at the same time acknowledging the needs of practitioners working in the field. As in the past, it also considers the terminology used in recent EMN studies amongst other key documents.

The purpose of the European Migration Network (EMN) Glossary of terms relating to Asylum and Migration is inter alia to improve comparability between EU Member States and Norway through the use and common understanding of the terms and definitions contained herein.

The Glossary is intended to serve as a useful European reference document for EMN National Contact Points (NCPs) and their national network members, policy-makers and other practitioners in the EU Member States, as well as EU institutions, in order to facilitate the exchange of information. It provides common terminology for the concepts included and thereby facilitates a precise discourse on asylum and migration matters, including in the media.