15 December 2016

On 2 December 2016, the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) launched two new tools: the Migration Data Catalogue and the Dynamic Data Hub. These tools centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. The Migration Data Catalogue will classify and organise datasets in a series of predefined domains, including legal migration and integration, asylum-seekers and refugees, irregular migration and returns, as well as unaccompanied minors. Building upon the Migration Data Catalogue, the Dynamic Data Hub, a publicly available web-based application will provide direct access to single datasets through interactive mapping. As a result both tools will support the European Commission and interested organisations to formulate data-driven policies. So far, this data has been fragmented, which meant that available figures were underused.

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