How Eurostat will collect the data on migration?
The European Council for Refugees and Exiles explains the new mechanism of collecting data by the Eurostat, as on the middle of June the European Parliament adopted the proposal on the reform of the Migration Statistics Regulation, governing the asylum and migration data supplied by Member States to Eurostat.
Under the amended Regulation, figures supplied to Eurostat will include a specific disaggregation for unaccompanied children. In addition, Eurostat will start collecting data on accelerated procedures, on persons receiving material reception conditions, and on implicit withdrawals of asylum applications.
The reform will also introduce a framework for Eurostat to launch pilot studies with voluntary participation from Member States in order to test the feasibility of data collection on other areas of asylum systems. Among other topics, pilot studies will cover statistics on border procedures, detention and alternatives to detention, legal assistance, inadmissibility decisions, and applications for family reunification permits. The results of these pilot studies will be made publicly available.
EU Parliament Adopts Proposal on the Reform of the Migration Statistics Regulation, [19.06.2020].