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№69 ‘Wrong number?’ The Use and Misuse of Asylum Data in the European Union
№69 ‘Wrong number?’ The Use and Misuse of Asylum Data in the European Union

Author(s): Minos Mouzourakis
Subject(s): Civil Society, Evaluation research, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Asylum Data; EU; The Common European Asylum System;
Summary/Abstract: The Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is a policy area particularly evocative of the ‘politics of numbers’. The European Union has at its disposal a wide array of sources providing detailed information about its member states’ asylum systems’ capacities and pressures. This paper discusses thecontent of asylum data and the evolving interaction between its different sources, ranging from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to the European Commission’s EUROSTAT and DGHOME, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), FRONTEX, the European Migration Network (EMN) and national databases. However, the way in which such data are often misused, or even omitted,in political debate exerts a strong impact on the soundness of policy decisions in the CEAS.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-429-4
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English