The multilingual EMN Glossary 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, primarily those given in the EU asylum and immigration acquis, and makes these available in the majority of Member State languages.

The Glossary is also available on the EMN website in a structured way which permits you to alphabetically source a term. The online Glossary can be found here.

Some EMN NCPs have performed translations of the definitions into DE, ES, FR, IT, PT and Arabic. There are also plans to include further languages in the future.

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0

The EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0 is an updated version of the EMN Glossary that was first published in January 2010 and later updated in January 2012. This third version contains almost 100 new entries and over 120 major amendments to existing ones to reflect new terminology and expressions, as well as evolutions in […]

Asylum and Migration Glossary 2.0

This is an updated version of the first EMN Glossary published in January 2010. As well as including several new terms and translations, plus an index, further revisions to some of the definitions have been made. This updated version is also complemented by additional translated versions of the EMN Glossary into French, German, Italian, Portuguese […]