Tuesday, 22nd of October

Welcome to the web site of the Latvian Contact Point of the European Migration Network!

The objective of the Network is to meet the information needs of Community institutions and of Member States’ authorities and institutions on migration and asylum, by providing up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum, with a view to supporting policymaking in the European Union in these areas.

News

Attracting and retaining international students in the EU

The number of international students coming to the EU to undertake their studies has increased steadily over recent years. In 2017, the most popular destinations for students from third countries were United Kingdom, France and Germany whereas the highest number of international students came from China, the United States and India.

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EMN Study on MIGRATION ROADS FOR NEW BUSINESSES AND INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS IN THE EU AND NORWAY

The object of this Study are third-country nationals who are either start-up founders, start-up employees or are engaged in other form of innovative entrepreneurship. The study will provide an overview of migration pathways available to start-ups and other innovative entrepreneurs to stimulate economic growth, innovation and boost global economic competitiveness.

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Country Fact Sheet on MIGRATION AND ASYLUM IN LATVIA: REFERENCE YEAR 2018

Country fact sheet provides comparative overview of the migration and asylum situation in 2018 in Latvia and the European Union.

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REPORT ON MIGRATION AND ASYLUM IN LATVIA (2018)

Report on migration and asylum in Latvia (2018) has been published.

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Conference ‘The impact of visa liberalisation in countries of destination – challenges and solutions in the Baltic region’

The conference took place on 17th of April, 2019 at the Ministry of the Interior in Latvia, gathering together policy makers, academics and decision-makers. The topic was widely discussed – what are the aspects of positive and negative influence on visa liberalization within the EU and third counties, how the liberalization of visa will impact the citizens on national-state level and what kind of actions EU will take.  The Baltic state countries provided their insight on challenges and solutions that they are facing with the visa liberalization process. Representatives of Ukraine and Georgia provided their opinions on vise free regime, as well as gave an insight into challenges that they are facing, and how they are trying to limit them.

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