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

In particular, we express our gratitude to asylum and reception authorities in EU+ countries for the continuous information-exchange throughout the year. From January to February 2021, EASO conducted a series of bilateral calls with experts from national authorities who form part of the EASO IDS Advisory Group to confirm primary facts and information on legislative, policy, practical and jurisprudential developments in asylum and reception which occurred during 2020. The contributions of national 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.   

Information was also obtained from EU+ countries with the coordination of the European Migration Network (EMN). We are grateful to the European Commission for its continued support and feedback during the drafting process. Experts from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) also provided valuable input.  

Through various channels, civil society organisations, academia and research institutions provided EASO with research findings and information from the ground. To present the full picture of asylum in 2020 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 EASO Asylum Report 2021 by sharing their publications or through direct submissions and consultations:

Input from civil society organisations to the EASO Asylum Report 2021