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Ebner, Prisca
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National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network International Organization for Migration, Country Office for Austria
AUSTRIA – 2020 Annual Policy Report
International Organization for Migration, Country Office for Austria
"(...) The European Migration Network (EMN) was launched in 2003, by the European Commission and by order of the European Council, in order to satisfy the need for a regular exchange of reliable information in the field of migration and asylum at European level. Since 2008 Council Decision 2008/381/EC has constituted the legal basis of the EMN, and National Contact Points (NCPs) have been established in the EU Member States (with the exception of Denmark, which has observer status) and in Norway. The EMN’s role is to provide up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum to European Union (EU) institutions and Member States’ authorities and institutions with a view to supporting policymaking in the EU in these areas. The EMN is also tasked with providing such information to the general public. The NCP Austria – based on an agreement with the Federal Ministry of the Interior – is located in the Research and Migration Law Department of the Country Office for Austria of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM office was established in 1952 when Austria became one of the first Member States of the Organization. The main responsibility of the IOM Country Office is to analyse national migration issues and emerging trends and to develop and implement corresponding national projects and programmes. (...)"
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 International Organization for Migration, Country Office for Austria