How the UN recommendations on international migration statistics are followed by the 25 EU countries?
Xavier Thierry, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Anne Herm, Statistical Office of Estonia
Michel Poulain, Université Catholique de Louvain
Nicolas Perrin, Université Catholique de Louvain
Yves Breem, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Veronica Bilger, ICMPD
Giambattista Cantisani, ICSTAT
Dorota Kupiszewska, CEFMR
Marek Kupiszewski, CEFMR
Beata Nowok, CEFMR
UN recommendations on international migration statistics provide a useful target for improving the collection, reliability and comparability of such statistics in Europe. This contribution will explore the current state of EU25 international migration statistics and the prospects for greater coordination in the line of the UN recommendations. In order to fulfil this objective, the EU Parliament will vote in the near future a EU regulation enforcing all member states to meet the UN recommendations also including asylum, residence permits, illegal migration and acquisition of citizenship. This forthcoming EU regulation is supported by a parallel research action. THESIM (Towards Harmonized European Statistics on International Migration) is a policy oriented research involving during one year seven different scientific teams who investigates very concretely the data collection at the national level. A fully comprehensive view of the situation of international migration statistics in Europe have been achieved.