Based on the comparative overview:
21 asylum authorities fall under a ministry (at the national/federal level), while 8 are established as independent authorities at the national/federal level. In two countries, the asylum authorities are part of law enforcement bodies.
Italy is the only country where a separation of roles is made between the asylum authority (National Commission for the Right of Asylum) and the decision-makingauthorities (Territorial Commissions).
The competences of national authorities cover both asylum and reception procedures in 15 EU+ countries. Only 10 authorities focus specifically on asylum procedures only.
Asylum authorities have invested in their official websites to enhance their digital presence (all authorities have an official website). Many also have various social media channels.
- Out of 31 national authorities:
- 16 have a Facebook page
- 15 have a Twitter account
- 13 have created a YouTube channel
- 12 have LinkedIn pages