Legal Basis


EU-Asylum Legislation and Policy

EASO Founding Regulation (EU) No 439/2010 [EN]

Programmes & policy documents:

  • EU Agencies : Working for you [EN]
  • The EU justice and home affairs agencies 2018 [EN]
  • The Stockholm Programme: An open and secure Europe serving and protecting citizens (2009) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The European Pact on Asylum and Immigration (2008) [EN]
  • The Hague Programme: Strenghtening Freedom, Security and Justice in the EU  (2004) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Tampere Programme: Towards a Union of Freedom, Security and Justice (1999) [EN] [FR] [DE]

The recast asylum package:

  • The Directive laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (2013) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Directive on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (2013) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Dublin Regulation (2013) [EN] [FR] [DE] and the Dublin Implementing Regulation (2014) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Eurodac Regulation (2013) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Directive on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiairies of international protection (2011) [EN] [FR] [DE]

Other asylum-relevant EU documentation:

  • Communication from the Commission on enhanced intra-EU solidarity in the field of asylum (2011) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • Communication from the Commission Action plan implementing the Stockholm Programme (2010) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Directive on common standars and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals (2008) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Council Directive concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents (2003) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Council Directive on the right to family reunification (2003) [EN] [FR] [DE]
  • The Directive on minimum standards for giving temporary protection (2001) [EN] [FR] [DE]