Tuesday, 11th of December

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.


EMN study “Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to their country of origin: challenges, policies and practices”

The purpose of the study “Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to their country of origin: challenges, policies and practices” is to gather information available in the Member States, which may indicate the reasons for the beneficiaries of international protection to emigrate or seek to establish links with the country of origin.


EMN study “Visa liberalization on countries of destination – Latvian experience”

The aim of the study is to give an overview of the Latvian experience in association with the visa-free regime. The study includes challenges, best practice examples and positive experience, as well as provides information of the latest trends in the respective field of migration policy. The study covers Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries which have successfully concluded visa liberalization dialogues with the respective action plans.


EMN inform on Social benefits and rights for beneficieries of international protection has now been published

This EMN Inform presents an overview of five social benefits and arrangements for rights granted by Member States and Norway to beneficiaries of international protection: (1) education, (2) healthcare, (3) financial allowances, (4) housing and (5) family reunification.


New publications are now available

We are pleased to inform that several new publications are now available online. Please find the relevant hyperlinks below to view the publications. 2017 EMN Country Factsheet: LATVIA 2017 Annual Report on Migration and Asylum: Synthesis Report 2017 Annual Report on Migration and Asylum: Statistical Annex  


Synthesis report and inform on “Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in the EU plus Norway” are now published

The aim of this EMN study was to explore the situation of unaccompanied minors (UAMs) who have been granted a residence permit or issued a return decision, and the approaches established by (Member) States to their integration or return during the period 2014-2017. Based on national contributions from 25 Member States plus Norway, the study also examines how the various States deals with UAMs who cannot be returned immediately, or who turned to 18 years and the cases of UAMs’ disappearances. Finally, the study presents comparable data on the scale of unaccompanied minors in the (Member) States at present, as well as over time (2014-2017), supplementing it with national statistics where available.