This desk research provides an overview of how asylum and migration policies are organised in Europe, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain. After a general introduction, which configures how the migration movements towards Europe are part of the European integration process in itself, this report analyses main institutional steps accomplished both at communitarian level, than in terms of domestic law, to undertake the migration phenomena. This report includes, where possible, the organisation of the institutional and regulatory context for dealing with third-country nationals coming for the purpose of legal/illegal immigration or for international protection, as the classification used by EU in its regulatory procedure stated. It is based on information provided in the country-based National Report of the EMN (European Migration Network) Study The Organisation of Asylum and Migration Policies in EU Member States, as at April 2012 and updated by further important legislative adoptions. The desk research approach includes also: main legal sources from domestic public law, relevant documents from institutional bodies implied in the field, academic researches and NGO country-based reports.