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The European Commission has granted 367000 EUR to the Department of Law


The European Commission has granted funds within the Horizon 2020 programme for the consortium Global Asylum Governance and the EU’s Role (ASILE), totaling 2,9 Million EUR. Of the thirteen members of the consortium, the Department of Law at University of Gothenburg is one of the three largest in budgetary terms.

367 000 EUR are earmarked for the Gothenburg part, led by professor Gregor Noll. Matilda Arvidsson, researcher at Department of Law will implement a significant part of the Gothenburg share of ASILE.

The ASILE project studies the interactions between emerging international protection systems and the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees (UN GCR), with particular focus on the European Union’s role and contribution. It examines the characteristics of international, country-specific and EU asylum governance instruments and arrangements and their gender and age specific impacts on individuals and sharing of responsibility from the perspective of their effectiveness, fairness and consistency with international and regional human rights and refugee law standards. ASILE ensures a ground-breaking interdisciplinary examination of the role of key policy and implementing actors, and the effects of vulnerability and status recognition assessments over the agency and rights of individuals in search of international protection.