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The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) 

is an online database containing case law from 20 European states interpreting refugee and asylum law as well as from the CJEU and ECtHR. EDAL summarises relevant case law in English and the Member State’s national language and provides a link to, and/or pdf. of, the full text of the original judgment where available.

EDAL was created through funding from European Commission’s European Refugee Fund. Its creation was coordinated by the Irish Refugee Council in partnership with the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE); the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) also joined as partners during the second phase of development. EDAL’s objective is to strengthen the development of harmonized standards of protection within the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and, in particular, to increase consistency and quality in the interpretation and application of CEAS legislation.


Country Overviews on EDAL Resources

The Country Overviews for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom have been taken from the Asylum Information Database (AIDA)The reports cover asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention of asylum seekers and are regularly updated. AIDA is a project of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), in partnership with Forum Refugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Council.

EDAL Country Overviews for the Czech Republic, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain were prepared by the National Experts who completed the Case Summaries with the input of the ELENA national coordinators. The overviews provide information on the legal framework of the relevant countries asylum system.


European Commission Migration and Home Affairs

“One of the EU’s fundamental objectives is to create an area of free movement where the rights and security of both EU citizens and non-EU nationals are guaranteed. Our aim is to ensure that people may undertake in a stable, lawful and secure environment all activities (cultural, social and economic) that further the EU’s growth. Our work is guided by multiannual work programmes, the current Stockholm Programme covering the period 2010-14.”


FRONTEX: EU external borders agency

EUROPOL: The European Police Office

CEPOL: The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training

EMCDDA: The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

EASO: The European Asylum Support Office including the COI [Country of Origin] portal

EACEA: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency


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Asylum Information DATABASE

The overall goal of the database is to contribute to the improvement of asylum policies and practices in European Union and 3 non-EU countries (Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey). and the situation of asylum seekers by providing all relevant actors with appropriate tools and information to support their advocacy and litigation efforts, both at the national and European level. These objectives are carried out by AIDA through the following activities:

Country reports: AIDA contains national reports documenting asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection in 20 countries. The 2016 update of the country reports has been completed and an overview of country developments may be found here.

Comparative reports: AIDA comparative reports provide a thorough comparative analysis of practice relating to the implementation of asylum standards across the countries covered by the database, in addition to an overview of statistical asylum trends and a discussion of key developments in asylum and migration policies in Europe. Annual reports were published in 20132014 and 2015. This year, AIDA comparative reports are published in the form of thematic updates, focusing on the individual themes covered by the database. Thematic reports have been published on reception (March 2016), asylum procedures (September 2016) and content of protection (March 2017).

Comparator: The Comparator allows users to compare legal frameworks and practice between the countries covered by the database in relation to the core themes covered: asylum procedure, reception, detention, and soon content of protection. The different sections of the Comparator define key concepts of the EU asylum acquis and outline their implementation in practice.

Fact-finding visits: AIDA includes the development of fact-finding visits to further investigate important protection gaps established through the country reports, and a methodological framework for such missions. The first fact-finding visit was conducted in December 2014 in Greece and focussed on the reception conditions in the First Reception Centre of Fylakio. A second fact-finding visit in Hungary was conducted in September-October 2015, focusing on the Röszke transit zone at the Serbian border and on issues relating to asylum detention and the criminalisation of irregular entry. A third fact-finding visit was conducted in Austria in early December 2015, looking at registration and the unavailability of accommodation as barriers to access the asylum procedure. A fourth fact-finding visit took place in Croatia at the end of November 2016, to document developments relating to access to the territory and the treatment of Dublin returnees.

Legal briefings: Legal briefings aim to bridge AIDA research with evidence-based legal reasoning and advocacy. With the assistance of information gathered from country reports, these short papers identify and analyse key issues in EU asylum law and policy and identify potential protection gaps in the asylum acquis. Legal briefings so far cover: (1) Dublin detention; (2) asylum statistics; (3) safe countries of origin; (4) procedural rights in detention; (5) age assessment of unaccompanied children; (6) residence permits for beneficiaries of international protection; (7) the length of asylum procedures; (8) travel documents for beneficiaries of international protection; (9) a statistical update on the Dublin system; and (10) accelerated procedures.


ELENA Index – May 2016 –

useful adresses for refugees in europe sorted by country

co-ordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)


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