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This is the latest country report update, written by the Cyprus Refugee Council for the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) which is coordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). The report tracks developments in the areas of asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection, against the backdrop of a significant increase in the number of people seeking asylum in the country.

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by ECRE, containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection across 23 countries. This includes 20 European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, United Kingdom) and 3 non-EU countries (Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey).

The overall goal of the database is to contribute to the improvement of asylum policies and practices in Europe and the situation of asylum seekers by providing all relevant actors with appropriate tools and information to support their advocacy and litigation efforts, both at the national and European level. These objectives are carried out by AIDA through the Country reports, Comparative reports, Comparator, Fact-finding visits, Legal briefings and Statistical updates.

Find the AIDA Country Report on Cyprus 2020 here https://asylumineurope.org/reports/country/cyprus/.

The European Network on Statelessness in partnership with its members has developed a new online tool called the Statelessness Index to assess how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness.

The Statelessness Index is the first tool to provide comprehensive and accessible comparative analysis of European countries’ efforts to address statelessness. It has been developed as a tool for sharing good practice as well as raising awareness or focusing advocacy on areas that need improvement. The Index draws on extensive country by country analysis of law, policy and practice, which has been benchmarked against international norms and good practice and then assessed using five categories, ranging from the most positive to the most negative.

The country profile on Cyprus has been written by the Cyprus Refugee Council in partnership with the European Network on Statelessness and provides a comprehensive analysis on statelessness in the country. The online tool provides the possibility to compare how Cyprus performs in comparison with other European countries.

Please follow the link to find the report – https://index.statelessness.eu/country/cyprus

This report was written within the frame of the EPIM funded project “Promoting and Establishing Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Cyprus”.

This report aims to map the current situation and to undertake a review of the alternatives that have been implemented in the EU and secondly, to become a useful tool for the identification of alternative measures that can be used in Cyprus. This report was published in November 2016.

Please follow the link to find the full report in Greek:  https://goo.gl/J5LLjw and the summary report in English: https://goo.gl/gudbxH