HOW LONG DOES AN ASYLUM APPLICATION TAKE? #9

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ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES

HOW LONG DOES AN ASYLUM APPLICATION TAKE?

The regular asylum procedure maximum duration is the time each EU member State defines for the asylum services to examine and deliver a decision from the moment that a person apply for asylum.
We see that the average duration for an asylum request to be processed is strongly different according to European States. The maximum delay should be respected not only to equalize the asylum procedures in the EU but also to shorten as possible the procedure that puts asylum seekers in unstable situation – worried for their future regarding their stay – and to allow them as fast as possible to start their new life by integrating in their host society [1].


ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES campaign aims at revealing  the differences between refugees’ rights across Europe.

RISE (Refugees Ideas and Solution for Europe) is a refugee network operating across 14 countries in Europe. We represent the authentic voice of refugees all over Europe and want to contribute to a peaceful and creative coexistence in Europe and play a leading role in developing ideas for joint solutions. We designed the campaign ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES based on consultations we held with refugee communities in 14 different European countries over a period of six months. All topics presented here were raised by the consultation groups and outline the biggest concerns refugees face and the needs to be addressed with priority.

Through a series of informative posters, the RISE network wants to draw attention to the worrisome situations refugees face but also to solutions and best practices that exist. It is worth mentioning that the content of each poster is related to States’ legal framework and the individual experience and perception of refugees, which can differ from one another.

The final event of this campaign took place in Brussels on 20th of March to call for a fair and common asylum application in Europe as well as decent and common standards for all refugees. Furthermore we call the EU to stop trading refugees and signing inhuman migration deals. Sign and share this petition to support us!

[1] Source: http://www.asylumineurope.org/comparator/asylum-procedure

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