Acronyms and abbreviations

ACSG Asylum Capacity Support Group 
AVRR Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme 
AWAS  Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers  
AZC Asylum seekers’ centre in the Netherlands (asielzoekerscentrum)
BBU Federal Agency for Care and Assistance Services in Austria (Bundesagentur für Betreuungs- und Unterstützungsleistungen)
BVMN Border Violence Monitoring Network 
CALL Council for Alien Law Litigation in Belgium 
CAT UN Committee against Torture
CEAS Common European Asylum System 
CEDAW United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 
CEF Episcopal Conference of France
CEPOL EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training 
CGRS Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons in Belgium
CIR Republican Integration Contract in France
CJEU Court of Justice of the European Union
COA Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands (Centraal Orgaan opvang asielzoekers) 
COI Country of origin information
CPH Temporary accommodation centres in France
CPT European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
DPAR Measures assisted returns in France (dispositifs de préparation de l’aide au retour)
DT&V Repatriation and Departure Service in the Netherlands
EASO European Asylum Support Office
ECHR European Convention on Human Rights
ECtHR European Court of Human Rights
ECRE European Council on Refugees and Exiles 
EDAL     European Database of Asylum Law 
EEAS European External Action Service 
EIGE European Institute for Gender Equality
EMCDDA European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
EMN European Migration Network
ENS European Network on Statelessness 
EPS EASO’s Early Warning and Preparedness System 
EQPR European Qualifications Passport for Refugees
ETCC Employer Tailored Chain Cooperation 
EU+ European Union Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
eu-LISA European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
EUAA EU Asylum Agency
Eurojust EU Judicial Cooperation Agency 
Europol European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation
Fedasil Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers in Belgium
FEP Protestant Federation of Mutual Aid
FGM Female genital mutilation 
FRA European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Frontex     European Border and Coast Guard Agency
GDP Gross domestic product
GRETA Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
GRSI Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative
ICC Inter-Cultural Cities programme 
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 
ICMC International Catholic Migration Commission
ICMPD International Centre for Migration Policy Development 
IDMC Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 
IDP Internally displaced person
IGAD Intergovernmental Authority on Development 
IGI-DAI General Inspectorate for Immigration–Asylum and Integration Directorate in Romania
IOM International Organization for Migration
IPSN Identification of Persons with Special Needs
IRPP Irish Refugee Protection Programme 
JHA European Union Justice and Home Affairs 
JRS Jesuit Refugee Service
KIS Knowledge Platform on Integration in Netherlands (Kennisplatform Integratie & Samenleving)
LBGTI Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender and intersex
MENA Middle East and North African 
MIRPS Comprehensive Regional Framework for Protection and Solutions in Central America and Mexico
MPI Migration Policy Institute
OAU Organization of African Unity
OFII Office Français de l’Immigration et Intégration in France
ONA Office national de l’accueil in Luxembourg
PFI Push Factor Index82
POL Process reception centres in the Netherlands (processopvanglocatie)
REVIS Law on social inclusion income in Luxembourg
SCIFA Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum
SEM Swiss State Secretariat for Migration
SIPRIOMI Protection System for Beneficiaries of International Protection and Unaccompanied Foreign Minors in Italy
SOGI Sexual orientation and gender identity
SRA Specific Residence Authorisation in Malta
SSAR Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees 
TFEU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 
THB Trafficking in human beings 
UNCRC United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 
Vw Dutch Aliens Act (Vreemdelingenwet)
WODC Dutch Scientific Research and Documentation Centre 

 

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