Friday, 19th of April

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.


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 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.


SYNTHESIS REPORT AND INFORM ON Impact of visa liberalisation on countries of destination

The EMN study “Impact of visa liberalisation on countries of destination” will be a useful source of information for migration policy makers, responsible authorities and embassy employees on the challenges of visa-free regime in the European Union countries and Norway to develop further action strategies and assessment for extension of visa-free regime.


Synthesis report and inform on Labour Market Integration of Third-Country Nationals in EU Member States

The study aims to provide an overview of existing labour market integration policies in Member States targeting third-country nationals. It focusses on current policies and those either recently implemented. Study is based on national contributions from 25 Member States. 


emn bulletin no 25

The EMN Bulletin provides policymakers and other practitioners with updates on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national levels. This 25nd Edition provides information from October 2018 to December 2018, including the (latest) relevant published statistics.


EMN Study “Attracting and retaining international students in the EU”

The overall aim of this study “Attracting and retaining international students in the Latvia” is to explore what national practices are in place in Member States to attract and retain third-country national students. The Study will only focus on legal migrants issued with a residence permit or long-stay visa for the reason of studies, and will thus not include beneficiaries of international protection.