Challenges of integrating asylum migrants in Croatia

Authors: Senada Šelo Šabić, Saša Čvrljak and Vedrana Baričević

Publisher: IRMO

Year: 2011

This policy brief analyzes asylum politics in Croatia, both at the level of practice and at the level of legal and normative standards. The goal is to examine the issue of asylum migration, highlight key problems in the process of integrating asylees in the Croatian society and offer policy recommendations. This analysis indicates the need for increasing public awareness about asylum and fostering accountability of political elites to address these issues with responsibility and care. The upcoming membership in the European Union will bring additional challenges, including those related to migration and asylum. Is Croatia prepared? The debate on asylum in Croatia is at the initial stage, the argument this paper uses to underline the importance and benefits of early action. This policy brief was produced within the framework of the TRAIN Programme organized by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in 2011.

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