The Asylum Information Database (AIDA)

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention across 20 countries. This includes 17 European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) and 3 non-EU countries (Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey).

The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL)

The European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL) is an online database co-ordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and a compilation of summaries of refugee and asylum case law from the courts of 19 EU Member States, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The summaries are published in English and in the relevant Member State’s national language.

The European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA)

The European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA) is a forum of legal practitioners who aim to promote the highest human rights standards for the treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and other persons in need of international protection in their daily individual counselling and advocacy work. The ELENA network extends across most European states and involves some 500 lawyers and legal counsellors.


The project’s main objectives are to promote the collaboration and exchange of information among legal practitioners and decision makers as well as to promote the rights and principles laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights (“the Charter”) in the field of asylum.
No Longer Alone
The No longer alone: Advancing Reception Standards for Unaccompanied Children project overall goal was to contribute to the improvement of reception standards for unaccompanied children. It focused on different aspects of five reception models for unaccompanied children in EU Member States assessing good practice and sharing knowledge amongst key stakeholders.

Mission Statement

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) is a pan-European alliance of 90 NGOs protecting and advancing the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons. Our mission is to promote the establishment of fair and humane European asylum policies and practices in accordance with international human rights law.


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