International: our activities outside of the Netherlands
Because the Dutch Council for Refugees wants the best for refugees in other countries, we are happy to share our knowledge and experience with partner organisations in countries on the borders of Europe.
Here you can find the most recent editions of our international newsletter.
Major differences between EU countries
Since 2012, the EU has had one Common European Asylum System: CEAS. However, there are still large differences between Member States in the implementation of CEAS. For example, an Iraqi asylum seeker has a much higher chance of getting asylum in Finland than in Greece.
Keep an eye on 'Brussels'
Because of the common asylum system, it is very important to keep an eye on 'Brussels'. This allows us to influence the legislative process at an early stage. To this end, the Council for Refugees is affiliated with ECRE, a European umbrella organization that closely follows the legislative process in Brussels.