How can we measure migration in Europe? Key findings of the THESIM Project on Migration Statistics to be presented at a press conference on 30 March

March 28, 2006

Brussels, Mar 2006


30 March 2006 starts at 10:30

Résidence Palace (Reading room, Ground Floor)
Rue de la Loi 155,
Brussels, Belgium

The THESIM project "Towards Harmonised European Statistics on International Migration", supported by the Research Framework Programme, is holding a Press Conference in order to present its key findings to journalists, policy makers and NGOs.

The project raised questions such as: Do we have accurate data on migration in Europe? Are they comparable? Are they reliable? How can we understand them better? How can we improve policy-making in that domain?

The THESIM project has already held 25 national meetings and produced 25 country reports on issues such as international migration, asylum, residence permits and naturalisation of citizens. All meetings were organised with help of the National Statistics Offices of the member states and the National Contact Points of the European Migration Network.

The study was conducted by seven European research teams in collaboration with Eurostat.

Conference programme and information on the project:

See Web site:

Additional information on this press event:

A number of high level European speakers will participate:

  • Michel Poulain, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Anne Singleton, University of Bristol, United Kingdonm
  • Nicolas Perrin, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

The Press Conference is scheduled between 10:30- 11:30.

Contacts for further information:
Giulia Amaducci, Scientific Officer
Unit K-3, DG Research, European Commission
Tel: +32.2.299 3809, Fax: +32.2.296 2137

Aris Apollonatos, Press and Information officer
Information and Communication Unit,
DG Research, European Commission
Tel: +32.2.296 7068, Fax: +32.2.295 82 20


PLEASE FAX TO +32.2.295 82 20

To apply for your attendance, please send e-mail or fax enclosed form to:
Fax: +32.2.295 82 20, E-Mail:
Fax: +32 10 47 25 31, E-Mail:

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