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    Asylum Information Database

    The AIDA (Asylum Information Database) 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. Read more

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    The future of EU funding

    For the years 2014-2020, the Commission will create two new funds to support activities in the area of home affairs: the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF). Both funds will impact on the situation of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants across Europe and beyond. Read more

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    Resettlement saves lives

    Resettlement is a vital protection tool for many thousands of refugees. In 2012 alone, 172,000 refugees are in need of resettlement. Currently the Member States of the European Union offer only 5,500 resettlement places each year, compared to the 60,000 places offered by the United States, 8,000 places by Canada and 6,000 by Australia for 2012 alone. Read more

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Mission Statement

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) is a pan-European alliance of 82 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.

Working together with our members and partners to inform and persuade European authorities and the public, we monitor and denounce human rights violations while proposing and promoting fair and effective durable solutions. We accomplish our mission through research, advocacy and the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

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