EU Migrants and Asylum


The EU response to the Ukraine refugee crisis

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has created one of the largest humanitarian crises in Europe’s recent history, with the ongoing war causing increasing numbers of casualties, destruction and displacement within and outside Ukraine’s borders. Ukraine’s civilian…

Asylum and migration in the EU: facts and figures

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on migration flows in the EU. Check out the latest figures in our infographic. Movement restrictions put in place in light of the coronavirus pandemic have led to a reduction in migration, both legal and illegal, as countries have closed…

EU support to Ukraine: practical information for refugees

Introduction If you are fleeing the war in Ukraine and coming to the European Union, here is the key information about your rights with regard to crossing the border into an EU country, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for international protection, as…

EU International Partnerships: Migration

Well-managed migration can enhance the development of both the countries of destination and origin and be beneficial for the migrants themselves and their families. The European Union developed a comprehensive European approach to migration through which we strive to both protect migrants…

Migration in Europe

Migration represents challenges and opportunities for Europe. Learn how the EU deals with refugee movements and asylum. The unprecedented arrival of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU, which peaked in 2015, required an EU response on a number of levels. Firstly, policies to…
EU Migrants and Asylum

EU Migrants and Asylum

The number of international migrants worldwide has continued to grow rapidly in recent years, reaching 258 million in 2017, up from 220 million in 2010 and 173 million in 2000. Refugee movements and migration are at the centre of global attention. In recent years, Europe has had to respond…

10,000 officers for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Europe has more than 13,000 km of external borders on land and nearly 66,000 km at sea. To strengthen those borders, Parliament is revising the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. Under the plans the Agency will get a new corps of 10,000 staff by 2027. Agents…
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