ECRE – European Council of Refugees and Exiles


Project: “AIDA – Asylum Information Database”

Project partners: Forum réfugiés-Cosi, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Irish Refugee Council

The AIDA project aims to provide independent and up-to date information to the media, researchers, advocates, legal practitioners and the public on asylum practice in EU Member States. A dedicated AIDA website provides useful tools to civil society organisations, which are advocating at national level for a favourable transposition of EU asylum directives adopted in recent months as part of the establishment of a Common European Asylum System.

In the following video from the EPIM workshop in June 2013, project coordinator Hélène Soupios-David gives an overview of the objectives, key activities and impact of the project:

The website is essentially a multi-functional database on asylum that includes information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention in 14 EU countries (Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) through country reports, comparative indicators, news, advocacy resources and video and written testimonies.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of asylum policies and practices in the EU Member States and the situation of asylum seekers in the EU by advocating for high standards of protection and fair asylum procedures, including in the context of transposition and implementation of second phase EU asylum legislation at national level. It intends to raise public awareness on the situation of asylum seekers, with a view to nurturing a more receptive political environment on the issue of asylum and migration. The project also seeks to support litigation by highlighting contentious issues and providing information to legal practitioners.




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