Who is Who in International Protection: Asylum authorities in the EU+ ​


Within the Common European Asylum System, the recast Asylum Procedures Directive (APD)​ establishes a common policy and procedures to grant and withdraw international protection. The directive foresees that “all Member States shall designate for all procedures a determining authority which will be responsible for an appropriate examination of applications in accordance with this directive”. 


 Overview of asylum authorities

The data visualisation presents the national authority which is responsible for the examination of an application for international protection in each EU+ country.
Hover over a country a​​​​nd “click for more” to view the following i​nformation for each asylum authority​:
  • ​​General information on each position in the institutional structure 
  • Areas of activity (e.g. asylum, reception, migration) 
  • Legal status based on the following classification:  
    • Government agency (independent authorit​y) 
    • Federal agency (independent authority) 
    • Government entity forming part of the Ministry 
    • Law en​forcement agency   
  • Role and competencies 
  • (Internal) organisationa​l structure 
  • Legal basis 
  • Hyperlinks to official websites and social media channels. 
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