Greek Republic Ministry of Interior

Practical means to reduce illegal immigration, within the framework of the European Migration Network

Social Innovation
Migration Policies
Duration:12/2011 - 12/2011
Client:Greek Republic Ministry of Interior

As the Greek National Contact Point of the European Immigration Network, the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for the preparation of the study practical measures to reduce illegal immigration.
The study's overall purpose was to provide a summary of the existing approaches, mechanisms, and measures implemented in Greece for the fight against illegal immigration.
This study, which was developed by all the National Contact Points of the EMN, was part of the "Synthetic report on practical measures for reduction of illegal immigration, "the composition of which was undertaken by E.
Commission with the help of the Service Provider (GHK-COWI, which has concluded a contract with the European Commission) and included the practices applied by all EU Member States. to come up against this phenomenon.

The objectives of the study are as follows:

  • Examination of general historical and political approaches towards
  • Illegal immigration to Greece.
  • Description of the Community and national framework for the prevention, detect and combat of illegal immigration. Provision
  • A comprehensive summary of existing approaches, mechanisms, and measures implemented in Greece reduces illegal immigrants.
  • Review of transnational cooperation in the field of illegal immigration.
  • Investigate the availability of data and data collection methods used by Greece to assess the illegal migrant population and the cost of implementing practical measures tackling illegal immigration.
  • Exploring the impact of Community policy and legislation on the national policy, national procedures, and practices.
  • Conclusions on the effectiveness of practical solutions for combating illegal immigration, including
  • viewing best practices.

Namely, the study identified effective practical measures that received for:
  • They are addressing illegal immigration before the immigrant comes to the host country, e.g., at the level before entering.
  • Detection of the entry of illegal immigrants in Greece.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance for immigrants with the relevant conditions for visas and / or  other authorizations to remain in Greece, in order to avoid the extension of residence and
  • Addressing the situation of illegal immigrants with provision legalization outlets.

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