On 9th December 2018, the European Commission and the OECD (International Migration Division) released the report "Settling In 2018: Indicators of Immigrant Integration".
The report provides for a comprehensive international comparison of integration outcomes of immigrants and their children. The report’s target is represented by EU and OECD countries, as well as specific non-OECD G20 countries.
Moreover, the report is mainly aimed to provide policy makers with benchmarks so that they can relate results in their own country with those of other countries and identify good practices.
To find out more about the Report, see at: https://bit.ly/2Ey5aPJ
On 4 December 2018, the European Commission presented its Second Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings.
The report is aimed to highlight the main trends in trafficking in human beings and to outline remaining challenges that the EU and Member States must address as a matter of priority.
Nowadays, women and girls still continue to be most vulnerable to trafficking (68%) while children represent 23% of registered victims. Trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most widespread form (56%), followed by trafficking for labor exploitation (26%).
Even if the cross-border cooperation in this field was significantly improved, the phenomenon is continuing to evolve. As a result, the Commission outlines a number of priority areas for Member States to focus on to effectively combat trafficking in human beings.
For further information, see at https://bit.ly/2PiBPuk
On 23 January 2019, the European Commission presented for the first time a report about the risks of investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by several EU Member States.
The report is mainly aimed to identify such risks these schemes imply for the EU Member States, especially in connection with money laundering, tax evasion, corruption and security.
In this field, lack of transparency and collaboration among Member States critically enhance the issue.
For further information about the report, see at https://bit.ly/2T9TC9M
Some weeks ago, the European Commission reported about the progresses made in the field of the 2016 Action Plan on travel document fraud.
The EC Report on this shows all the good progresses achieved over the last year and a half in all four key areas of the identity infrastructure identified in the Action Plan: registration of identity, issuance of documents, document production and document control.
Furthermore, the Action Plan has an important role in improving the visibility of the issue of travel document security. Thus, EU Member States have improved information exchange on national identity practices and agreed to enhance security features for uniform visas and residence permits.
For more information please visit the European Commission website.