Description: 

This study explains the roles of relevant actors and describes reception conditions for asylum seekers and others entitled to basic welfare support in Austria. It examines federal and provincial legislation as well as the different types of reception facilities. Furthermore, challenges and available flexibility mechanisms are presented in the context of current trends in the number of applications for international protection that are lodged in Austria.

Table des matières: 
  • EUROPEAN MIGRATION NETWORK
  • METHODOLOGY
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. ACTORS OF THE AUSTRIAN RECEPTION SYSTEM, THEIR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • 2.1 Financial responsibility
    • 2.2 Executive responsibility
    • 2.3 Coordination mechanisms
    • 2.4. Operation of reception facilities
  • 3. ACCESS TO THE AUSTRIAN RECEPTION SYSTEM
    • 3.1 Entitlement to basic welfare support
    • 3.2 Exclusion from basic welfare support
      • 3.2.1 Three different forms of exclusion from basic welfare support
      • 3.2.2 Legal remedies against the exclusion from basic welfare support
  • 4. RECEPTION FACILITIES IN AUSTRIA
    • 4.1 The different types of reception facilities in Austria
    • 4.2 The allocation of beneficiaries to different reception facilities
      • 4.2.1 Actors involved
      • 4.2.2 Allocation factors
      • 4.2.3 The allocation process and possibilities as regards relocation
      • 4.2.4 Practical challenges during the allocation process
  • 5. RECEPTION CONDITIONS IN AUSTRIA
    • 5.1 Material reception conditions
    • 5.2 Special reception conditions for vulnerable groups and unaccompanied minors
    • 5.3 Non-material reception conditions that relate to the different reception facilities
    • 5.4 Quality assurance of reception conditions
      • 5.4.1 Quality standards
      • 5.4.2 Control mechanisms
      • 5.4.3 Public debate about the quality of reception conditions
      • 5.4.4 Evaluations of the quality of reception conditions
  • 6. FLEXIBILITY OF THE AUSTRIAN RECEPTION SYSTEM
    • 6.1 Trends in the inflow of applicants for international protection
    • 6.2 Reception challenges
    • 6.3 Flexibility mechanisms and their costs
  • 7. CONCLUSIONS
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 Overview of reception conditions in different reception facilities
    • A.2 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.3 Bibliography
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