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.

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 […]

Policies, Practices and Data on Unaccompanied Minors

The phenomenon of unaccompanied minors (from here on referred to as ‘UAMs’) has so far been relatively small in Luxembourg and it primarily affects young people aged at least 16 years of age. This also explains the difficulty of establishing distinct profiles and may explain why there is no global legal framework which guarantees a […]

Determining Labour Shortages and the Need for Labour Migration from Third Countries in the EU

The Luxembourgish economy is based on highly added value services. However, to maintain its competitiveness, the government must find solutions to attract highly qualified workers. This is due to the fact that newly established companies are confronted with difficulties when recruiting this type of individuals. One solution is the Nation branding strategy, which consists of […]

Admitting Third-Country Nationals for Business Purposes

Luxembourg is a unique place to live and do business in Europe. From the origins of the industrial development in Luxembourg, the availability of a cross-border workforce and the attraction of foreign capital and know-how have been the base of the economic success and the high standard of living in Luxembourg. The issue of attracting […]

Good Practices in the Return and Reintegration of Irregular Migrants: Member States’ Entry Ban Policy and Use of Readmission Agreements between Member States and Third Countries

This study explores Luxembourg’s entry bans policy and use of readmission agreements as well as their links with reintegration assistance. The first part of this study will deal with entry bans. In Luxembourg a return decision can be accompanied by an entry ban for a maximum period of 5 years, even though in practice they […]

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