Regular overviews of migration-related fundamental rights concerns - 2016

In view of the increasing numbers of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants entering the EU, the European Commission asked FRA to collect data about the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in those Member States that have been particularly affected by large migration movements. The countries covered in 2016 are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Sweden. As of November 2016, the number of countries covered increased to 14 Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

FRA publishes monthly updates that cover a variety of different issues, including:

  • initial registration and asylum applications, with particular attention to the situation of vulnerable people
  • criminal proceedings initiated for offences related to irregular border crossing
  • child protection
  • reception conditions for new arrivals, focusing on the situation of children and other vulnerable people
  • access to healthcare
  • public response such as rallies of support, humanitarian assistance or voluntary work
  • racist incidents such as demonstrations, online hate speech or hate crime.

Monthly overviews in 2016:

Disclaimer: These reports were commissioned under contract by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The content was prepared by the Agency’s contracted research network, FRANET. The reports contain descriptive data that was based mainly on interviews, and do not include analysis or conclusions. They are made publicly available for information and transparency purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice or legal opinion. The reports do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of the FRA.