Unit 2 Contemporary Migration flows

Teaching methodology:

Trainers are encouraged to introduce each specific topic to learners, through:

  • Providing an overview of general data, statistics and factsheets regarding migration flows Immigration to the EU from non-member countries – Statistics
  • Presenting migrant population trends
  • Providing basic terms and statistics relating to global migration, in order to comprehend the complexity of the issue.
  • Projecting the videos provided in several points, in order to better sensitize learners with the topic and have a higher impact.

Migration flows data capture the number of migrants entering and leaving (inflow and outflow) a country over the course of a specific period, such as one year. Data on migration flows are essential for understanding global migration patterns and how different factors and policies in countries of origin and destination may be related to flows*.

The EU has integrated various rules and policy frameworks for managing legal migration flows for:

  • asylum seekers
  • highly skilled workers
  • students and researchers
  • seasonal workers
  • family reunification

Regarding other migration flows, the EU has adopted:

  • common rules for processing asylum requests
  • a decision to relocate thousands of asylum seekers from Greece and Italy
  • readmission agreements for returning illegal migrants