Studies

The EMN produces several studies on an annual basis which address specific themes of relevance to policy developments. EMN Studies are based on National Reports from EMN NCPs which are produced using common specifications. Based on the National Reports, a Synthesis Report is drafted which highlights the main findings within an EU perspective.

EMN Studies are produced in two different formats: Main Studies and Focussed Studies. Main Studies are broader, lengthier and provide for more detail than Focussed Studies which specifically aim to provide short, topical and timely responses to the needs of policymakers in relation to a current/pressing issue.

Impact of visa liberalisation on countries of destination – Luxembourg

This EMN study aims to offer an overview of the luxembourgish experience with the  functioning  of visa-free  regime. It  will  identify  challenges,  best  practices  and  positive experience in Luxembourg and provide up-to-date information on the latest tendencies in this area of migration  policy.

Labour market integration of third-country nationals in EU Member States

Luxembourg is characterized by a very specific demographic situation with 47,9% of its resident population being non-Luxembourgish nationals as of 1 January 2018. This particular circumstance makes Luxembourg the EU Member State with the highest share of non-citizens residing on its territory. At the same time, around 85% of the foreign populati on are citizens […]

(Member) States’ Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination

The present report summarises the main findings of the LU Study on “(Member) States’ Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination”. The legal framework in Luxembourg does not provide a specific legal status for unaccompanied minors (hereafter UAM), which is why the large majority of them apply for international protection. This allows them to stay in […]

The changing influx of asylum seekers in 2014-2016: Member State responses

The present report summarises the main findings of the LU Study on “The changing influx of asylum seekers in 2014-2016”. Applications for international protection significantly increased in Luxembourg from August 2015 onwards, the total number of applications in fact more than doubling when compared to the previous year (2.447 applicants in 2015; 1.091 in 2014). The […]

Challenges and practices for establishing applicants’ identity in the migration process

The present report summarises the main findings of the LU Study on “Challenges and practices for establishing applicants’ identity in the migration process”. For all migration procedures treated in this study, the establishment of the identity of the respective applicants is an essential element of the examination process. For all the procedures, it is obligatory for […]

Family reunification of third-country nationals in the EU: national practices

The present report summarises the main findings of the LU Study on “Family reunification of third-country nationals in the EU”. In Luxembourg, family reunification is one of the main reasons for immigration of third-country nationals. In fact, “family member” and “private reasons (family links)” residence permits (first deliveries and renewals) represented more than a third of […]

Returning Rejected Asylum Seekers: Challenges and Good Practices

The issue of non-return of rejected international protection applicants does not enjoy a high political profile on its own, but has been discussed as part of a global debate on asylum. Significant efforts are required when considering the wide spectrum of possible reasons of non-return, some reasons depending on the countries of destination, others on […]

Changes in Immigration Status and Purpose of Stay

This study offers an overview of the Luxembourg immigration legislation which provides for the possibility to switch between categories of authorisations of stay in Article 39 of the amended Law of 29 August 2008 on the Free Movement of Persons and Immigration (hereafter referred to as Law on Immigration). Third-country nationals wishing to stay in […]

Integration of Beneficiaries of International/Humanitarian Protection into the Labour Market: Policies and Good Practices

Integration of beneficiaries of international protection into the Luxembourgish labour market might appear quite unproblematic at first glance. From a legal point of view, the access is indeed very much open to both beneficiaries of international protection as well as beneficiaries of subsidiary protection. As from 2006 onwards, the legislator proceeded with an approximation of […]

International Migration in Luxembourg – OECD report (not an EMN product)

Migration has always played an important role in Luxembourg’s history. In 2014 and 2015, due to the refugee crisis, migration became the focus of the economic, social and political debates, in particular during Luxembourg’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As a country that is a founding Member of the European Union and […]

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