produced by the
European Migration Network
This EMN Synthesis Report aims to summarise and compare, within a European perspective, thefindings from nine National Contact Points (
) of the European Migration Network (EMN), on family reunification.In keeping with the EMN's objective, the purpose of this study was to improve the understandingof family reunification within the EU in order to support, in particular, policy-makers concernedwith any possible further development of this form of legal migration. It also, to the extentpossible, identifies incoherencies in the implementation of Directive 2003/86/EC on FamilyReunification. An overview of the available statistical data, given in more detail in each CountryStudy produced by the participating EMN National Contact Points (NCPs), is also presented.The EMN NCP Country Study reports upon which this Synthesis Report is based may beobtained directly from the EMN NCPs concerned themselves or by contacting Stephen DAVIES(Stephen.Davies@ec.europa.eu ).