A tool for better comparability
The purpose of this European Migration Network (EMN) Glossary of terms relating to Asylum and Migration is inter alia to improve comparability between EU member States through the use and common understanding of the terms and definitions contained therein. The glossary is intended to serve as a useful reference document for EMN National Contact Points and their National Network members, as well as for other practitioners in the filed of asylum and migration.
Terms are arranged in alphabetical order. For each term, the following are given:
- The translation into Member States languages
- The agreed definition plus the source of the definition
In order to indicate a relation to other terms, the following are also provided:
- Broader term
- Narrower term
- Related term
As in the example below:
Whilst the glossary has primarily been developed in English, it has been translated by some Member States.
As a result, the EMN Glossary is also available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.