About: Asylum

Development Policy 08-11-2016

Female genital mutilation: Putting human rights at the core of Europe’s asylum system

Female genital mutilation (FGM) survivors, and women and girls at risk, are particularly vulnerable in the asylum system. They must receive support to help them navigate the process, writes Liuska Sanna.

How can refugees be distributed fairly among EU member states?

Solon Ardittis asks where the proposed migrant relocation quotas come from, on what basis they are calculated, and why so many member states are reluctant to accept them.

Cities are at the forefront of the asylum crisis

Cities need policy and publicity to support their efforts on the front line of the migrant crisis, and turn migration from a challenge into an asset, argues Anna Lisa Boni. 
EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2015

Why we all need an EU migration agenda

The EU needs to adopt an immigration agenda to help regions that are struggling to cope and offer migrants a safe, legal route to a better life, writes Markku Markkula. 

The EU must focus on the root causes of migration

The EU is planning to act against human traffickers in the Mediterranean. But the plight of refugees can only be relieved when its foreign policy engagement is strengthened, write Ronja Kempin and Ronja Scheler.
Security 21-01-2005

The EU Constitution and asylum – beyond the myths

In this paper, Brendan Donnelly argues that there is a strong case for a co-ordinated European approach to asylum legislation and that the EU Constitution is positively contributing to this objective.