Progress towards a European immigration policy needs the development of a common, objective language of the draft glossary and thesaurus of the European migration network. This document shows the need for the construction of a common language in the area of migration and asylum in the EU that will allow progress in the establishment of a migration policy jointly. In this line, presents an initiative launched in 2004 in the heart of the EU, which contributes to the achievement of this objective: the glossary and thesaurus of the European migration network, an instrument in development phase which aims to normalize the wide and varied vocabulary of migration within the framework of the European institutions as far as possible.


Red Iberoamericana de Estudios Internacionales del Real Instituto Elcano

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Montserrat López Cobo, Director of the permanent immigration Observatory (Secretary of State for immigration and emigration, Ministry of labour and immigration)