PUBLIKATION: Atlas of Migration

An interactive tool and reference book that provide harmonised and validated data on migration for 198 countries.


Migration is a priority topic for the EU. It is a complex issue, which comes with opportunities and challenges. Understanding migratory movements and how they evolve over time is essential for effective migration management.

By making global migration data easy to access and use, the Atlas of Migration guides policymakers, researchers and the general public through the complexities of international migration.

The 2022 edition also includes a thematic section, which provides new insights on the displacement from Ukraine following Russia’s aggression. An extended version of this thematic section can be found in the technical report: "The effects of the war in Ukraine on population movements and protection-seeking in the EU"

The online tool accompanies the printed Atlas of Migration, and provides continuously updated data, visualised in the form of interactive charts.

Key Features

Worldwide coverage of data for 198 countries and territories: 27 EU Member States and 171 non-EU countries and territories
Overviews for continents and sub-continental regions, including the EU27_2020 as a whole

Data presented in individual country profiles with an introductory summary and visualisations across five sub-sections (Population and migration; Legal migration; Irregular migration; Inclusion and social conditions; Education and labour market)

Harmonised, validated global data from 15 international sources referenced within the tool

26 indicators for EU Member States, including indicators on demography, migration, asylum applications and outcomes, residence permits, Schengen visas, naturalisation and indicators on integration.  

34 indicators for non-EU countries and territories, including indicators on demography, migrant population within and outside the country, refugees, internally displaced people, asylum applications and outcomes to the EU, remittances and drivers of migration such as political and socio-economic conditions in the country.