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Global Asylum Governance and European Union's Role

Project description

Reviewing the EU's role in asylum governance

The refugee crisis that has spread the world over during the last years poses new challenges to the international community and particularly to the United Nations (UN) and EU. The EU-funded ASILE project intends to study the role and contribution of the EU in the rising international protection systems and the UN's Global Compact on Refugees (UNGCR). It will consider the aspects of the tools used in asylum governance on international, national and EU levels concerning vulnerable groups determined by gender and age. It will also examine whether human rights and refugee law standards are respected by applied asylum governance methods.


The ASILE project studies the interactions between emerging international protection systems and the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees (UN GCR), with particular focus on the European Union’s role and contribution. It examines the characteristics of international, country-specific and EU asylum governance instruments and arrangements and their gender and age specific impacts on individuals and sharing of responsibility from the perspective of their effectiveness, fairness and consistency with international and regional human rights and refugee law standards. ASILE ensures a ground-breaking interdisciplinary examination of the role of key policy and implementing actors, and the effects of vulnerability and status recognition assessments over the agency and rights of individuals in search of international protection.

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Net EU contribution
€ 549 222,50
Place du congres 1
1000 Bruxelles / brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Research Organisations
Other funding
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