Europe is facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, with more than 1 million people applying for asylum in 2015 and again in 2016. As the systems that were designed to manage these flows are under intense pressure—not least the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)—the international community needs new ideas to manage mixed flows and create sustainable long-term solutions for refugees. To address these knowledge gaps, MPI Europe is investing in a series of research and data reports, commentaries, and multimedia primers to shed light on ongoing policy debates and offer innovative solutions.
Click on the maps below to access interactive data tools providing statistics on asylum applications and recognition rates for the EU-28 and EFTA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) from 2008 through the third quarter of 2016. The first tool shows asylum recognition rates by country of origin and year, as well as the total number of decisions as well as the type of protection status granted. The second tool shows asylum applications by country and top nationalities by year, and also provides individual countries' share of asylum applications per capita and as a share of the EU/EFTA total for the year.