Saturday, 19th of September

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.


Impact of COVID19 on international students

How did the pandemic affect international students coming to the EU and OECD countries and how did states respond? Some EU and OECD countries modified or adapted their admission processes at the national level, sometimes in cooperation with HEIs. Many countries introduced temporary measures to mitigate the financial impact that COVID-19 is having on international […]


Citizenship as a value

(online) Annual National EMN Luxembourg Conference “Citizenship as a value” 1 October 2020, 09:00-16:00 (CEST) Citizenship as a concept makes us think about a certain national identity, and emotions caused by belonging to this one identity. It also makes us think about civil and political engagement and rights. On the other hand, citizenship is a […]


Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in the EU

While the number of new migrants who have arrived in the EU in recent years has increased, the number of individuals granted citizenship of an EU Member State has declined, according to the new European Migration Network (EMN) study. The study provides a comparative overview of access to national citizenship through naturalisation for new migrants […]


EMN Annual Report 2019 explores trends on migration and asylum across the EU

(LV) Eiropas Migrācijas tīkla (EMT) publicētajā 2019. gada ziņojumā par migrāciju un patvērumu sniegts visaptverošs pārskats par valstu norisēm ES un Norvēģijā. Dažas no galvenajām tendencēm 2019. gadā bija patvēruma pieteikumu skaita pieaugums, uzlabotas uzņemšanas spējas un integrācijas pasākumi, pastiprinātas likumīgas migrācijas iespējas un turpmāks atbalsts atgriešanai.


New EMN study published: Comparative overview of national protection statuses in the EU and Norway

EU asylum law determines that people who flee from persecution in their home country should be granted refugee status or subsidiary protection. If a person’s case does not meet all criteria for this type of protection, Member States can step in and offer national protection. The new European Migration Network (EMN) study provides an overview of national protection statuses since 2010 in the EU Member States and Norway, examining the protection grounds, procedures, key rights and content of protection of each type of status.