Published since 2000 with the latest issue available for 2013. It includes a survey and analysis of border management and border apprehension data from 22 States obtained via a questionnaire disseminated to border agencies; Ministries of Interior and other national authorities dealing with issues related to irregular migration. The Yearbook features also a topical Special Module; like for instance; on the Detention of Migrants and Asylum Seekers in 2013.
The information provided in the yearbook was collected through a questionnaire distributed to border agencies; ministries of the interior and other national authorities dealing with issues related to irregular migration. The data is directly obtained from states’ authorities and therefore provides authentic information as reported by the contact points. The country chapters summarise the developments in each of the countries or territories.