Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Belgium

SOM Working Paper No. 2012-04

15 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2012

Date Written: March 21, 2012


This working paper describes the legal and policy situation of immigrants in Belgium 1995 to 2010. It makes use of the MIPEX indicators, and expands these backward in time to explore developments over time. The following policy areas are covered: labour market mobility, family reunion, education, political participation, long-term residence, access to nationality, and anti-discrimination legislation.

Keywords: Belgium, MIPEX, immigration

Suggested Citation

Vangoidsenhoven, Guido, Legal and Policy Situation of Immigrants: Belgium (March 21, 2012). SOM Working Paper No. 2012-04, Available at SSRN: or

Guido Vangoidsenhoven (Contact Author)

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) ( email )

CP 132 Av FD Roosevelt 50
Brussels, Brussels 1050

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