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We would like to thank a number of partner organisations which actively contributed to this year’s edition of the EASO Asylum Report 2020 through contributions, consultations or feedback during the drafting process. 

Primary facts and information were obtained from EU+ countries with the coordination of the European Migration Network (EMN). We are also grateful to the European Commission for its continued support and feedback during the drafting process. Colleagues from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) also provided input produced by its experts.  

In particular, we express our gratitude to asylum and reception authorities in EU+ countries for the continuous cooperation in the area of information exchange throughout the year. The contributions of national asylum experts involved in EASO’s thematic networks are invaluable in helping EASO maintain an accurate and up-to-date overview of asylum-related developments in Europe and beyond.   

Through various channels, civil society organisations, academia and research institutions provide EASO with research findings and input from the ground. To present the full picture of asylum in 2019 and take account of all perspectives, contributions from these institutions and organisations were included in this report. To this end, EASO would like to acknowledge the following organisations, which contributed to the EASO Asylum Report 2020 through direct submissions or consultations:


Are you Syrious (Croatia)
Associazione My Lawyer (Italy)
AsyLex (Switzerland)
Asylum Protection Center (Serbia)
Asylum Research Centre Foundation (United Kingdom)
Caritas Austria
Caritas Wien Rechtsberatung (Austria)
Cyprus Council for Refugees
Danish Refugee Council Greece
Dutch Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs (the Netherlands)
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) (Belgium)
European Network on Statelessness (consultations)
Forum réfugiés-Cosi (France)
Fundación Cepaim (Spain)
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland)
HumanRights360 (Greece)
Hungarian Helsinki Commitee (Hungary)
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (Austria)
Migrant Integration Center Brasov (Romania)
Missing Children Europe (Belgium)
Network for Children's Rights (Greece)
Safe Passage International (United Kingdom)
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum (SOGICA) Project, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR) (Spain)
Stichting Nidos (the Netherlands)
Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS) (Italy)