The Swedish Migration Agency is the national contact point for EMN, the European Migration Network EMN. It is a network that currently includes all EU member states except Denmark. The network was initiated by the European Commission in response to the need for the countries within EU to exchange information and knowledge.
The network will provide “up to date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum." Above all, it is about information that is addressed to policy makers in EU and nationally. The aim is to support the development of a common EU policy on asylum and migration.
The EMN produces a number of reports and studies every year. On the basis of the national reports, the European Commission writes summary reports with statistics and descriptions of the situation in the area of migration in the EU.
As a national contact point the Swedish Migration Agency is also responsible for creating and maintaining a network in Sweden. The Swedish network consists of a wide range of organisations, researchers and individuals active in the field of migration and asylum. The Swedish Migration Agency annually organises one or more conferences for the network on issues of common interest.