Migration flows have grown rapidly in recent decades and policy makers have increasingly focused on migration policies and the integration of immigrants. Also, the impact of migration on the countries of origin is of rising importance. DICE provides descriptive data as well as information and the policy and institutional setting.
Policy of detaining persons suspected of having infringed visas, of having entered illegally or of having entered without authorisation, and of having been deported and expelled, until the immigration authorities decide to issue a visa and release them to the Community or return them to their country of origin.
Asylum seekers are entitled to reception conditions as defined in the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act from the moment they arrive at the reception centre to which they have been assigned and where they are issued an “arrival certificate”. Data reported in 2016.
Overview of grounds for detention of asylum seekers whose application is still pending. Data reported in 2016.
Person with usual residence in the territory of a EU member state for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least 12 months, having previously been usually resident in another member state or a third country.
The international migration dataset contains the flows and stocks of the total "immigrant", i.e. foreign-born, population in each country as well as information on acquisition of nationality. These data have not been standardised and are therefore not fully comparable across countries. In particular, the process of registering the foreign-born population and the process of granting residence permission vary across coutries.
The World Bank defines personal remittances as the sum of personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers include all current transfers in cash or in kind between resident and non-resident individuals, independent of the source of income of the sender and the relationship between the households.
Data are collected by Eurostat using the recommended definition of 'usually resident population'. Data represent the number of inhabitants of a given area on 1 January of the year in question (or, in some cases, on 31st December of the previous year). Population numbers are either based on data from the most recent census or on population registers.
Note: Data are from the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) - a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention across 16 European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) and two non-EU countries (Switzerland, Turkey).