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EMN uutiskirje 11/2011

 

Uutiskirjeen otsikot:

  • Uudet ad hoc -kyselyiden yhteenvedot
  • Vuoden 2011 työohjelma ja tutkimusaiheet ovat varmistuneet 
  • Hyödyllistä uutta luettavaa

     

    Uudet ad hoc -kyselyiden yhteenvedot

     

    Turvapaikka ja pakolaisuus

  • SK: Asylum Seekers from South Ossetia after the 2008 Conflict 

     

    Maahanmuutto

  • SI: Refusal of Exit at Border Crossing Points and Duration of Stay
  • BE: The Issuing of Visa to Family Members of EU-Citizens  
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    Vuoden 2012 työohjelma ja tutkimusaiheet ovat varmistuneet

     

    Ensi vuoden EMN-työohjelma sai sinettinsä lokakuussa 2011 kun EMN-ohjausrymä hyväksyi komission laatiman ehdotuksen ja ohjausryhmä vahvisti myös ehdotetut tutkimusaiheet, jotka jäsenmaiden EMN-yhteyspisteet olivat laittaneet tärkeysjärjestykseen pisteytysmenetelmällä.

    Suurimmat muutokset ensi vuoden työohjelmassa liittyvät tutkimuksiin; ensimmäistä kertaa toteutetaan ainoastaan yksi laaja teematutkimus (main study) ja tämän lisäksi jopa kolme ns. tiivistettyä tutkimusta (focussed study). Vuosittainen maahanmuuttotilastoraportti poistuu, koska sen ajankohtaisuus on ollut kyseenalainen johtuen aikaviiveestä. Tällä hetkellä komissio työstää vuoden 2009 tilastosynteesiraporttia.

    Ajankohtaisuutta pyritään korostamaan uusilla neljännesvuosittaisraporteilla (quarterly reports) joihin sisällytetään tuoreimpia maahanmuuttotilastoja Eurostatilta sekä nostetaan esiin ajankohtaisia asioita maahanmuuton saralla niin EU-tasolla kuin myös jäsenmaissa. 

    Vuosittainen politiikkaraportti (Annual Policy Report) vahvistaa asemaansa EMN-verkoston merkittävimpänä tuotoksena joka käsittelee maahanmuuttopolitiikka ja -lainsäädäntöä sekä monitoroi Tukholman ohjelman sekä Euroopan maahanmuutto- ja turvapaikkasopimuksen (ns. paktin) täytääntöönpanoa jäsenmaissa.

    Ensi vuoden tutkimusaiheet ovat:

  • Laaja teematutkimus: "The Immigration of International Students to EU Member States"
  • Ensimmäinen tiivistetty tutkimus: "Abuse of residence permits for the purpose of family reunification: Marriage of convenience and false declaration of paternity"
  • Toinen tiivis.tutkimus: "Challenges and practices for establishing applicants’ identity in the migration process"
  • Kolmas tiivis.tutkimus: "Intra-EU Mobility of Third-Country Nationals"
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    Laajan teematutkimuksen ja ensimmäisen tiivistetyn tutkimuksen alustaviin määritelmiin voit tutustua tästä linkistä.

    Otamme mielellämme vastaa ehdotuksia ja kommentteja, joita voimme esittää näihin alustaviin tutkimusmääritelmiin liittyen seuraavassa EMN-työkokouksessamme 15-16.12. Kommentit voi lähettää osoitteeseen emn@migri.fi

     

    Hyödyllistä uutta luettavaa

     

    a) DG HOME webpage on Monitoring of EU Law, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/infringements/infringements_en.htm;

    b) Report on the impact of RO and BG workers in the context of the transition arrangements, see both http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/1336&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en and http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/773&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en;

    c) Signing of a Framework Agreement between the Commission (DG HOME) and the IOM, see http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/773&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en;

    d) Comparative Study on Best Practices in the Field of Forced Return Monitoring, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/doc_centre/immigration/docs/studies/Forced%20Return%20Monitoring%20Study%20Final%20Report.pdf, which makes references to the EMN Glossary at least;

    e) Frontex FRAN Quarterly Report for Q2 of 2011 on irregular migration trends, see http://www.frontex.europa.eu/situation_at_the_external_border/art26.html;

    f) FRA Newsletter, November 2011, see http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/news_and_events/newsletter/franew-nov-11_en.htm;

    g) PICUM conference on “Undocumented Migrant Women in Europe: Strategies for Support and Empowerment” to be held on Monday, 12 December and Tuesday, 13 December 2011 at the Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium. See http://picum.org/en/our-work/projects/women-s-strategy/workshop-registration/. Their latest newsletter is also available at http://picum.org/en/news/bulletins/30546;

    h) Final Report in EUI-MPI Project on EU-US Immigration Systems, see http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/US-EUimmigrationsystems-finalreport.pdf and www.eui.eu/Projects/TransatlanticProject/Home.aspx. Their latest newsletter is available at http://www.carim.org/public/emresources/newsletter/mnl1011/newsletter-mnl-1011-en.html;

    i) Association Européenne pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme report on EU policy regarding labour migration, entitled “Foreign workers in the EU: moving towards multiple standards, founded on unequal treatment?” see http://www.aedh.eu/plugins/fckeditor/userfiles/file/Asile%20et%20immigration/AEDH%20analysis%20on%20labour%20immigration%2007%2011%202011_EN.pdf (aussi disponsible en français).

    j) Proposal for an Asylum and Migration Fund Regulation
    The proposals from the Commission concerning financing in the area of Home Affairs for the period 2014-2020 includes:

  • Communication: Building an open and secure Europe: the home affairs budget for 2014-2020 (COM(2011) 749 final, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/749.pdf)
  • Proposal for a Regulation laying down general provisions on the Asylum and Migration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (COM(2011) 752 final, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/752.pdf)
  • Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Asylum and Migration Fund (COM(2011) 751 final, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/751.pdf)
  • Proposal for a Regulation establishing, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa (COM(2011) 750 final, http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/750.pdf)
    k) Public consultation on the Family Reunification Directive (see http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/1346&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en and  http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/consulting_public/consulting_0023_en.htm)
  • This will extend until 1st March 2012 and this should be borne in mind when considering the timescale for the EMN Focussed study on Abuse of residence permits for the purpose of family reunification: Marriage of convenience and false declaration of paternity." The green paper accompanying this public consultation should also serve as a useful input to the development of the template for the EMN Focussed study, but note that the public consultation does not cover EU citizens. Another consideration, in our view, is that such a study should be balanced in the sense of looking at also the potential positive aspects of family reunification.

    l) Suggestions on development of specifications for EMN Main Study on Students
    As well as considering the recent report on the application of the students directive (COM(2011) 587, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/20110928/1_EN_ACT_part1_v6.pdf

    m) Launching of EU Immigration Portal (see http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/1370&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en and  http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/)

    The portal went public today and was officially launched by the Commissioner at a Press Conference this morning.

    n) Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (see entry at http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/news_intro_en.htm)

    This consists of  COM(2011) 743, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/1_EN_ACT_part1_v9.pdf and SEC(2011) 1353, see http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/intro/docs/2_EN_autre_document_travail_service_part1_v3.pdf with reference to the EMN's study on Temporary and Circular Migration.

    o) First Quarterly Report of the Task Force for Greece (see http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/rehn/documents/qtrrep_en.pdf)

    Chapter 4.9 on pg 21 addresses Migration and Borders.

    p) Commission Work Programme 2012 (COM(2011) 777, see http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/programmes/index_en.htm)
    I would refer you in particular to the Annex (http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/programmes/docs/cwp2012_annex_en.pdf), in particular to Items 34 (Freedom of movement for workers within the Union), 50 (European statistics on demography), 57 (Next Generation of Border Checks), 61 (EU Strategy against trafficking in human beings), 66 (Draft negotiating Directives for visa facilitation and readmission agreements with some South Mediterranean Countries, in the framework of the dialogue for migration, mobility and security to be established with those countries), 67 (Admission of third country nationals for the purposes of scientific research, studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service). Number 67 is of relevance to the EMN's Main Study next year.

    Initiatives for 2013 are also outlined, in particular an EU Immigration Code (in the spirit of simplification and concerns Directive 2009/50/EC, Directive 2005/71/EC, Directive 2004/114/EC, Directive 2003/019/EC and Directive 2003/86/EC) plus a Communication on return policy + Report on the implementation of the return directive.

    q) Recent reports on Family Reunification
    In light of the publication of the Green Paper, there have already been:

    1) EPC and Odysseus network paper which includes also aspects of marriages of convenience and measures of control

    http://www.epc.eu/documents/uploads/pub_1369_conditionsforfamily.pdf

    2) Briefing paper on family reunion, see http://www.migpolgroup.org/publications_detail.php?id=331. The Migration Policy Group is also trying to get its MIPEX partners in all EU Member States to respond to the Green paper.

    Clearly we should ensure that the EMN's Focussed study adds value to other reports like this.

    r) Other events/outputs:

    3) EIPA Seminar on How Can Member States Better Promote Cross-Border Mobility? Free Movement of Persons, Recognition of Qualifications and Social Security Rights, http://www.eipa.eu/files/repository/product/20110926134346_info_1132402_update.pdf;

    4) Launch of the IOM World Migration Report 2011, 8th December 2011 in Brussels. It is by invitation only, but at least the BE EMN NCP has announced it, http://www.emnbelgium.be/news/launch-iom-world-migration-report-2011.

     

    Mukavaa joulukuun alkua toivottaen,

     

    Kielo, Riikka ja Rafael