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About Us

The European Migration Network (EMN) is a network of migration and asylum experts that operates in the EMN Member and EMN Observer Countries. The Member Countries include all EU Member States except Denmark. The Observer Countries include Norway, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine. The European Commission funds the network and coordinates its activities through the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).

The network was established in 2008 by a decision of the European Council (2008/381/EC)(siirryt toiseen palveluun).

For more information, please refer to the network’s leaflet.(siirryt toiseen palveluun)


National Contact Points

The European Migration Network consists of National Contact Points (NCPs) located in the EMN Member and Observer Countries. Each Member Country has one NCP. The NCPs can be located located within Ministries of Interior, Ministries of Justice, specialised government agencies dealing with migration, research Institutes, non-governmental organisations and national offices of international organisations, for example. The role of the NCPs also includes networking with relevant organisations at the national level to support the collection and dissemination of information. The Finnish NCP is located in the Legal and Country Information Unit of the Finnish Immigration Service.

More information on the EMN Member and Observer Countries(siirryt toiseen palveluun).


What do we do?

The European Migration Network supports policymaking in the European Union by providing up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum in the EMN Member Countries and EMN Observer Countries. The network’s activities are guided by a work programme drawn up and approved by the European Commission and the EMN Member Countries.

More information on the network’s work programmes(siirryt toiseen palveluun).

The EMN generates additional value by analysing the comparative data it collects and distributing it to national and EU-level policymakers, authorities and the general public.

The network’s key tools for producing comparative information are:

The European Migration Network also maintains the EMN Glossary, which is updated regularly.

In addition to producing comparative data, the European Migration organises webinars, roundtables, conferences and other events(siirryt toiseen palveluun) focused on migration-related topics on a regular basis, both at EU and national level. EMN Finland organises an annual conference as well as smaller events.

More information is available on the network’s international website(siirryt toiseen palveluun).