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Moving Europe Beyond Crisis

Moving Europe Beyond Crisis

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.

 

Data Tools

Asylum Applications in the EU/EFTA by Country, 2008-2016 (Q3)

Asylum Recognition Rates in the EU/EFTA by Country, 2008-2016

 

 

Infographics

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Reports
March 2015

The European Union's Dublin Regulation, the mechanism to assign responsibility to Member States for processing individual asylum claims, has been the subject of intense political debate since its inception. This report examines the key criticisms of the Dublin system on asylum, evaluates the potential of the recently adopted recast, and recommends topics for consideration during the scheduled 2016 review of the system.

Policy Briefs
June 2014

With the European Council meeting in late June 2014 to adopt strategic guidelines on asylum and migration policy, amid strains resulting from Syrian refugee migration and other flows, this MPI Europe policy brief identifies challenges and proposes a forward course. The brief recommends increased engagement by Member States in practical cooperation as a way to strengthen implementation and consolidation of existing EU laws and achieve more consistent asylum decision-making.

Policy Briefs
June 2014

This MPI Europe policy brief, published with the European Council poised to articulate a new set of long-term objectives and priorities for action on migration and asylum policy, details the immigration and other challenges that policymakers confront and sets out the reasons for increasingly sclerotic policy development.

Policy Briefs
February 2013

As the European Commission looks ahead to the next strategic program for immigration in 2014, this policy brief sketches the challenges in developing a strategic, long-term agenda on migration at a time when Europe remains beset by fiscal uncertainty and a jobs crisis that is particularly acute for the young. Against such a backdrop, few governments are willing to have a serious conversation about anything but skilled immigration.

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