The Future of Asylum in Europe? A View from the European Council on Refugees and Exiles

  • Bjarte Vandvik


This contribution addresses first the deficiencies of the Dublin system and its reform, and the Reception Conditions Directive. It continues with the analysis that although these instruments are properly reformed, the access of asylum seekers to the borders, as well asylum procedures, is not being solved by these reforms. The contribution continues by highlighting the effect of tightening of border controls to the asylum seekers’ ability to lodge their applications.


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  1. ECRE (2007) The Dublin Regulation: Twenty Voices–Twenty Reasons for Change.
  2. ECRE (2008a) ECRE Comments on EU plans to establish a European Asylum Support Office (EASO).
  3. ECRE (2008b) Sharing responsibility for Refugee Protection in Europe: Dublin Reconsidered.

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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bjarte Vandvik
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  1. 1. European Council of Refugees and Exiles Brussels Belgium 

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