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Atlas of Migration

An interactive tool and reference book that provide harmonised and validated data on migration for 198 countries


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A tool to guide policymakers, researchers and the general public through the complexities of international migration.

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Migration is a priority topic for the EU. It is a complex topic, which comes with opportunities and challenges. Understanding migratory movements and how they evolve over time is essential for effective migration management. Because of its complexity, international migration needs to be considered at the global level.

By making global migration data easy to access and use, the Atlas of Migration guides policymakers, researchers and the general public through the complexities of international migration.

The 2023 edition also includes a thematic section, which provides new insights on the trends in solidarity among European citizens, towards individuals displaced from Ukraine. The Science-for-Policy report: "What shapes solidarity in the EU?" further analyses the challenges and progress made in fostering solidarity within Europe.

The online tool accompanies the printed Atlas of Migration, and provides continuously updated data, visualised in the form of interactive charts.

Key Features

  • Worldwide coverage of data for 198 countries and territories: 27 EU Member States and 171 non-EU countries and territories
  • Overviews for continents and sub-continental regions, including the EU27_2020 as a whole
  • Data presented in individual country profiles with an introductory summary and visualisations across five sub-sections (Population and migration; Legal migration; Irregular migration; Inclusion and social conditions; Education and labour market)
  • Harmonised, validated global data from 15 international sources referenced within the tool
  • 26 indicators for EU Member States, including indicators on demography, migration, asylum applications and outcomes, residence permits, Schengen visas, naturalisation and indicators on integration.  
  • 34 indicators for non-EU countries and territories, including indicators on demography, migrant population within and outside the country, refugees, internally displaced people, asylum applications and outcomes to the EU, remittances and drivers of migration such as political and socio-economic conditions in the country. 

Authors and acknowledgements


Jan LOESCHNER1, Francesco SERMI2, and Dario TARCHI1


Andrea BLASCO1, Rossella ICARDI1, Nina KAJANDER1, Michal KRAWCZYK1, Jan LOESCHNER1, Fabiana SCAPOLO1, Fiona SEIGER1, Francesco SERMI2, and Dario TARCHI1


Davide BONGIARDO3, Igor CRESPI4, and Ioannis SOFOS4


We Thank
Janet AVRAAMIDES1 for communication and outreach support.
Luca CARROZZA2, Antonella DARA2, Valerio PISAPIA2, and Sergii ZVIAGINTSEV4 for the essential technical support. 
Alessandro PIEDEPALUMBO1, Pierangelo PRINCIPALLI1 for poligrafic support.

1 European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC)
2 Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A
3 Piksel
4 Fincons S.p.A


How to cite this report: Blasco, A., Icardi, R., Kajander, N., Krawczyk M., Loeschner, J., Scapolo, F., Seiger, F., Sermi, F., and Tarchi, D., Atlas of Migration 2023, EUR 31779 EN, Bongiardo, D., Crespi, I., and Sofos, I. editor(s), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2023, ISBN 978-92-68-10798-0, doi:10.2760/17123, JRC135949


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