Publication date: 06 September 2018

The Country Factsheet provides succinct information on the most significant political and legislative developments in the field of migration and international protection in Belgium in 2017, plus the latest relevant statistics.

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: 06 February 2017

In 2015 the Study and Policy Unit from the Federal  Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers, started with a study into vulnerable persons with specific reception needs. The first phase of this study has been completed.  
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: vulnerable persons

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: 27 May 2016

The ICMC has conduct a project called SHARE to build a European resettlement network. Here is the final report.
Main theme: Migration, Reception, Integration
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: resettlement

Publication date: 28 April 2016

This new study by ICMPD, "Targeting Vulnerabilities", examines the impact of the Syrian war on trafficking in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
Main theme: Reception, Smuggling & Trafficking
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: displacement, Syria

Publication date: 03 February 2016

This MPI Europe report by Michael Kegels, details the central importance of well-functioning reception systems for asylum seekers in the EU.
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: capacity, CEAS, flexibility, quality standards

Publication date: 09 November 2015

Through this publication, the Ciré informs private persons, who wish to welcome a migrant at home, about the needs of the sector and the legal consequences.
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: EMN Reports & studies
Keywords: accomodation, private person

Publication date: 17 August 2015

On 27 July 2015, UNHCR and Fedasil launched the report “All Born on 01/01” which examines the situation of Afghan asylum seekers residing in collective reception centres in Belgium.
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: UNHCR, reception centre, Fedasil, Afghanistan

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: 14 August 2014

This EMN Inform summarizes the key findings of the corresponding EMN study which aimed to identify good practices and mechanisms to allow for flexible and efficient reception facilities whilst maintaining the quality of reception conditions.
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: EMN inform
Keywords: reception centre, reception condition, reception crisis

Publication date: 16 July 2014

The Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Fedasil) published its annual report 2013, a year marked by the reorganisation of the reception network.
Main theme: Asylum, Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: Fedasil

Publication date: 06 September 2013

The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the organisation of reception facilities for asylum seekers in the different Member States and to identify good practices and existing mechanisms for efficient and flexible reception facilities whilst ensuring quality.

Publication date: 03 July 2013

This report provides statistics, information on the legal framework, the asylum procedure and reception conditions for asylum seekers in Belgium.

Publication date: 28 February 2013

The Dublin transnational network project co-ordinated by Forum Réfugiés -Cosi in collaboration with ECRE, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and national partners published a comparative report on the Dublin application in several EU member states.
Main theme: Reception, International Protection
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: Dublin Regulation

Publication date: 29 January 2013

The final approval of the recast of the reception conditions directive was accomplished in June 2013. Background information, state of play and case law regarding this directive can be found here.

Publication date: 03 May 2012

The Center for the study of democracy presents a handbook within the project “Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States: Evaluation and Promotion of Current Best Practices” – INTEGRACE.
Main theme: Reception, Study § Training, Integration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: education

Publication date: 13 January 2012

This policy paper presents measures proposed by the new Secretary of State to remedy the reception crisis that Belgium urgently needs to overcome. Key measures, related costs and impacts are presented.
Main theme: Reception
Keywords: reception policy

Publication date: 24 August 2011

In July, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)issued a policy paper entitled "Policy paper: the recast of the EU asylum Procedure and Reception Directives", containing its concerns & recommendations on the 2 directives.

Publication date: 25 May 2011

The annual report of the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Fedasil) shows in chronology that in 2010 the crisis of the reception capacity for asylum seekers continued
Main theme: Asylum, Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: reception, reception crisis

Publication date: 28 March 2011

(01/06/2010) Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Fedasil) published its annual report 2009. 2009 was a difficult year, marked on the one hand by a considerable increase in asylum applications, on the other hand by a considerable growth of the reception capacity.
Main theme: Reception
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: annual report, reception centre, reception crisis

Publication date: 31 May 2005

How did the reception system for asylum seekers develop in Belgium? What are its missions and responsibilities, its strengths and weaknesses? This study explores these questions and also looks in particular at the situation of applicants, including minors.