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The Structure

A network of National Contact Points

The EMN is coordinated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairswith support from a  service provider. They  work together with the National Contact Points of the EU Member States. The EMN’s Contact Points meet regularly at European level, network with other European institutions and organisations, and work together with them. The EMN consists of 28 Contact Points represented in all participating Member States, as well as Norway. Denmark has observer status.

The National Contact Points are nominated by the Governments of the Member States, so that this function is carried out by different agencies in the various countries. These are frequently the Ministry of Justice or of the Interior or migration authorities, but research institutes , universities  or the national body  of an international organisation if they have the necessary expertise to deal with the multifaceted aspects of migration and asylum. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees performs the function of the EMN’s National Contact Point for Germany.

A Steering Board sets the EMN’s strategic guidelines and approves Annual Work Programmes following a consultation of the EMN NCPs.  The Steering Board is composed of one representative from each Member State and one representative of the Commission.

To exchange information on current and future activities, the BAMF als EMN contact point maintains contact with universities, research institutes, international organisations, government agencies and individual persons. It also organises conferences and workshops in Germany.

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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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