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Migration and Home Affairs


In the context of international protection, the full set of measures, facilities and services implemented to ensure that applicants for international protection benefit from their rights laid down in Directive 2013/33/EU( Recast Reception Conditions Directive), from the moment of making the application until a final decision is taken and to ensure a dignified standard of living and comparable living conditions in all EU Member States.


Derived by EMN from Directive 2013/33/EU (Recast Reception Conditions Directive), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: refugee protection and mixed migration, the 10-point plan in action, Chapter 4: Reception arrangements, 2011.


  • BG: приемане
  • CS: přijímání
  • DE: Aufnahme
  • EL: υποδοχή
  • EN: n/a
  • ES: acogida
  • ET: vastuvõtt
  • FI: vastaanotto
  • FR: accueil
  • GA: glacadh
  • HU: befogadás
  • IT: accoglienza
  • LT: priėmimas
  • LV: uzņemšana
  • MT: akkoljenza
  • NL: opvang
  • PL: przyjmowanie
  • PT: acolhimento
  • RO: primire
  • SK: prijímanie
  • SL: sprejem
  • SV: mottagande
  • NO: n/a
  • KA: მიღება
  • UK: прийом

Narrower Term(s)


  1. This includes measures and services to meet the basic material and psychosocial needs of all applicants (e.g. accommodation, food, clothing, health care and psychological services) as well as distinguishing between different categories of persons by identifying and addressing their special reception needs and vulnerabilities.
  2. Well-functioning reception systems for asylum seekers in the European Union are of central importance for EU Member States and a building block of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
  3. For more information see: Kegel, Michael: Getting the balance right, strengthening the asylum reception capacity at national and EU levels, 2016.