Policy Briefs

POLICY BRIEF – Family Reunification for Eritreans

January 2020

This policy brief gives an account of the issues involved in the family reunification process for Eritrean refugees in Belgium and the Netherlands and provides recommendations to improve the procedure. Some of the main issues found are that there is no clear understanding of the process by refugees, there is an excessive demand of documents which are difficult to obtain, people face obstacles in relation to home country authorities and there are contradictory benchmarks for documentation between EU member states.