This refers to all of the pieces of legislation that aimed, between 2008 and 2013, at recasting all of the first-generation regulations and directives on asylum. Its aim is to lay down a fully-fledged Common European Asylum System () harmonising European asylum policy across the board as regards procedures, reception conditions and common protection statuses. The full package of proposals has been adopted and must have been applied or transposed into domestic legislation by 20 July 2015 at the latest.
Reception platforms for asylum seekers (Plateformes d’accueil pour les demandeurs d’asile /
• providing asylum seekers with information and guidance
• lending social and administrative support, throughout the process, to asylum seekers who are not taken in hand within a Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers ( ).
• registering asylum seekers in the national accommodation system
There is no legal definition of this term. However, during the examination of asylum applications,or fears of persecution must be of a personal, current and sufficiently serious nature. Such persecution or fear of persecution may come from State authorities, parties or organisations which control the State or a substantial part of State territory or individuals when the State authorities are not able to provide its nationals with protection.
Protection officers are category A officials at Ofpra. These officials have distinct roles and responsibilities. They may be examining protection officers (who examine asylum applications orapplications), rédacteurs (who work within the Protection division), research officers (who conduct fact-finding missions on the countries of origin), legal consultants who are assigned to the Legal, European and International Affairs Division, or protection officers working within the administrative and financial departments.