So many questions – too many answers? The transparency of the German asylum and admissions system for refugees

Policy Brief | June 2018

One of the key factors for integration to succeed is how well refugees understand what regulations and procedures apply and which bodies are involved in the asylum and admissions process. The Policy Brief, which is based on an interview study of asylum seekers carried out by the SVR Research Unit and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, concludes that refugees know too little about the asylum and admissions system. The Policy Brief examines why that is the case and how information is currently provided to refugees. It also includes recommendations for action for all those involved in refugee integration, the aim being to support refugees in understanding the asylum and admissions system and to thus empower them in this process.