The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has launched two new online tools to help policy makers, practitioners and others better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. The Migration Data Catalogue classifies and organises datasets in a series of predefined domains, including legal migration and integration, asylum-seekers and refugees, irregular migration and returns, as well as unaccompanied minors. Building upon the Migration Data Catalogue, the Dynamic Data Hub - a publicly available web-based application - provides direct access to single datasets through interactive mapping. Both tools will support the European Commission and interested organisations in creating data-driven policies.
The Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography was created earlier this year and it is a Commission-wide initiative, involving, among others, Directorates-General for Migration and Home Affairs, Research and Innovation, International Cooperation and Development, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, the European Political Strategy Centre, Eurostat. Daily running is managed by the Joint Research Centre.