Information Note on Syrian Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe (ECRE/ELENA)

This Information Note provides an overview of the practices in 21 selected European Countries, towards those fleeing the Syrian conflict and claiming asylum in Europe, focussing on several aspects of asylum policies.

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and the European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA) have published a new Information Note, incorporating information concerning the decision by the Swiss government (French) on 29 November 2013 on visa for Syrians in Switzerland.

The note focuses on protection rates and types of protection status granted, access to asylum procedures, detention practices, reception conditions, rules on family reunification, resettlement programmes, and return policies for Syrian asylum seekers in 21 European countries.

The Note shows that the protection available for Syrians in Europe varies widely across Europe and calls for the protection standard to be raised, in order to provide Syrians with the safety and security they risk their lives to seek. Both positive and negative practices in relation to Syrian asylum seekers in Europe are documented.

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Wed 04 Dec 2013
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