Family Reunification. A barrier or facilitator of integration?

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Family Reunification. A barrier or facilitator of integration?

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This report presents the outcome of a comparative study on the family reunification policies in six European Union (EU) Member States and their impact on the family life of the residents of these Member States. This study, ‘Family Reunification: a bar- rier or facilitator of integration?’ is the result of a research project initiated and coordinated by the Immigrant Council of Ireland. The project was funded under the Integration Fund Community Actions Programme (IFCAP), which aims to promote the integration of third country nationals in EU Member States.

In the context of the project, six national research teams conducted research on the national legislation and policies, regarding family reunification and studied the effects thereof on the ability of third country nationals to live with their family mem- bers in the EU Member States and to integrate into the receiving societies. The re- search teams focused on the question of whether the family reunification rules hinder or facilitate smooth reunification and what impact the rules have on the integration of both the sponsor and the admitted family. 

 

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  • Strik, M.H.A., Hart, B. de & Nissen, E.J.W. Family Reunification. A barrier or facilitator of integration? Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013, 117 pages.