Publication date: 20 October 2017

This report reviews data relating to migrants' access to information on their rights in 19 reception and detention facilities of 8 EU Member States, including Belgium. It includes recommendations on how to make information provision effective.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: human rights

Publication date: 08 May 2017

This publication is based on social media research conducted by a small UNHCR team. Between March and December 2016, they issued weekly monitoring reports which have now been compiled into this synopsis.

Publication date: 31 March 2017

This briefing provides a short overview of major developments relating to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection accros the countries covered by the Asylum Information Database (AIDA).  
Main theme: Reception, International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: asylum acquis

Publication date: 15 February 2017

We know surprisingly little about how NGOs and asylum lawyers conduct research for asylum claims. To close this gap, Asylos interviewed 20 asylum lawyers and NGO staff in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece and the UK  to understand the challenges of researching evidence, as well as the opportunities for improving the research process. Access the findings in our report
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: country of origin information (COI)

Publication date: 06 January 2017

Le nombre de demandes d’asile introduites en Belgique en 2016 a diminué de plus de la moitié par rapport à l’année passée et le nombre de décisions prises par le CGRA a atteint un niveau record.

Publication date: 22 December 2016

This report presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries.

Publication date: 05 December 2016

In this paper, UNHCR sets out a vision for achieving a pragmatic and common approach to responding to refugees and migrants. The proposals can facilitate the development, over the long term, of EU-wide arrangements to address and respond to movements effectively.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Opinion
Keywords: UNHCR, Common European Asylum System

Publication date: 30 November 2016

This EMN study offers a comprehensive overview of policies and practices on the functioning of resettlement, humanitarian admission programmes and schemes, as well as private sponsorship programmes for refugees in the EU Member States and Norway   

Publication date: 01 October 2016

This MPI report provides an overview of the barriers to the successful labor market integration of refugees and asylum seekers across all skills levels, and analyzes the targeted support initiatives and structural policy levers available to overcome them.
Main theme: International Protection, Integration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: labour market integration

Publication date: 19 September 2016

This report provides a broad overview of recent trends in international migration flows and migration policies in OECD countries and some non-OECD countries.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

In this study, Myria, the Federal Migration Centre, closely looks at the reaction of Europe regarding the unusual situation of refugees in 2015 and 2016 and more particularly from a fundamental rights point of view.

Publication date: 16 February 2016

This study, published by the "Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum" (Dutch Ministry for Security and Justice), focuses on asylum recognition rates in the EU/EFTA area.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: asylum recognition rate

Publication date: 04 January 2016

What exchange of information on the application of exclusion 1F takes place currently ? Is it desirable and feasible to enhance international information exchange in this matter? This study answers these questions.

Publication date: 08 December 2015

This report examines private sponsorship programmes to permit private individuals, groups, corporations and other entities to sponsor individual refugees for resettlement and accept financial responsibility for them for a period of time.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: private sponsorship, resettlement

Publication date: 04 June 2015

This Report presents the main findings of the 2014 EMN Study "Policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors (UAMs)". The study aims to update the findings of the 2008-2009 EMN study on UAMs.

Publication date: 08 April 2015

This Report makes the case of the complexity of the drivers favoring displacements as refugees, making protection based on a strict definition of persecution increasingly problematic and challenging to implement.

Publication date: 19 March 2015

This policy brief of the Migration Policy Insitute (MPI) addresses the underlying mechanisms of policymaking around migration and asylum at the EU level and identifies areas in which the EU institutions must reform to have the desired effect on the ground.
Main theme: International Protection
Publication Type: Opinion
Keywords: European Agenda on Migration

Publication date: 16 March 2015

This FRA focus presents a toolbox of possible schemes EU Member States could use to enable more persons in need of international protection to reach the European Union (EU) without resorting to smugglers.

Publication date: 13 March 2015

In this new policy brief of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC), Luigi Achilli describes the situation of Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan, the European approach and the changing attitude of the government of Jordan.
Main theme: International Protection, External Dimension
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: Jordan, resettlement, Syria, UNHCR

Publication date: 23 May 2014

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published the Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union.
Main theme: International Protection, Data & Statistics
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: CEAS, EASO annual report

Publication date: 07 April 2014

This Eurostat publication (data in focus) provides an overview of asylum applications and first instance decisions for the year 2013 in the EU.

Publication date: 21 January 2014

This new KNOW RESET comparative report makes the case for the increased use of resettlement by European countries through national resettlement programmes and common efforts for a harmonized European resettlement programme.
Main theme: International Protection
Keywords: resettlement

Publication date: 23 December 2013

This Eurostat publication (data in focus) provides an overview of asylum applications and first instance decisions for the third quarter of 2013 in the EU.

Publication date: 13 November 2013

EASO published its second Quarterly Asylum Report of 2013, providing an overview of key asylum trends within the EU+ countries.

Publication date: 10 October 2013

This Eurostat publication (data in focus) provides an overview of asylum applications and first instance decisions for the second quarter of 2013 in the EU.