Positions of ECRE on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)

The European Commission has tabled seven legislative proposals for the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), in two packages published on 4 May and 13 July 2016. The proposals, which envisage far-reaching modifications to a range of areas affecting asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection, are currently under examination by the Council and European Parliament, with a view to defining their respective positions. For Switzerland especially the proposals on the reform of the Dublin system are of vital importance.

Switzerland is associated to the Dublin system by Association Agreements.

ECRE has analysed the different proposals and has commented on the different legal and practical implications oft he proposals. They are available at www.asylumineurope.org:

ECRE, ECRE completes analysis of CEAS proposals

You can access ECRE’s analysis of the CEAS proposals as well as the texts of the proposals also below:

Allocation of responsibility between Member States


Asylum procedures


Qualification for and content of international protection


Reception conditions for asylum seekers


European Union Agency for Asylum