About The Situation
Within the current context of EU-level reform efforts, RRE is convinced that the European Union and its member states are capable of operating an asylum system upholding the human rights of persons seeking protection on European territory. The current reforms of the European asylum system is a unique opportunity to make this a reality and to put lessons learned from recent years into practice, creating a system that works better for the displaced, host communities, national governments and EU institutions.
We are working with policy-makers at the national, European and international levels to push for positive reform; advocating for a system which safeguards human rights while saving human, material and financial resources that go to waste when asylum is handled in an inhumane and inconsistent manner. Informed by data gathered from over 6,000 displaced people and civil society actors in Europe since 2016, and with up-to-date expertise on key EU locations affected by forced migration, RRE is focusing on three core themes within the reform of the CEAS: realising family reunification; countering obstruction of access to asylum; and ending deprivation of liberty and geographical restriction.