ecoi.net is run by ACCORD, the COI unit of the Austrian Red Cross, together with Informationsverbund Asyl & Migration.

www.staatendokumentation.at, the official database on country information of the Austrian Federal Office for immigration and Asylum (BFA) is run in close cooperation with ecoi.net. It is the platform for publications of the Office's COI unit.

The following describes important publication series of these institutions:


ACCORD's publications

To access all of ACCORD's publications available on ecoi.net, follow this search link.

Query responses

ACCORD provides individual research on human rights, political and humanitarian situation in countries of origin of asylum seekers. The research services are open to queries from asylum lawyers, refugee counsels as well as persons deciding on claims for asylum and other forms of international protection in Austria and selected other countries. Selected query responses are published on ecoi.net.

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Reports

More comprehensive topics are covered in larger reports and COI compilations.

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ACLED overviews

ACCORD publishes a series of overviews on conflict events in selected countries. These overviews are based on data collected by the Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED). You can read more about these overviews in our Blog.

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ecoi.net featured topics

ecoi.net's featured topics provide an overview on a topic in focus countries. You can find them on our country pages. For the following countries featured topics are currently maintained:

ecoi.net law guides

For selected focus countries, ecoi.net provides law guides that aim toexplain how best to research laws for the respective country. You can find them on our country pages for the following countries:

ecoi.net country briefings

For selected focus countries, ecoi.net provides extended country pages. On these, you'll find country briefings introducing the main themes for the country.

The extended country pages were introduced in May 2022. The following are available currently:


Informationsverbund Asyl & Migration's publications

The main publication of the Informationsverbunds Asyl & Migration is the Asylmagazin, journal for migration and refugee law. See for more: asyl.net

Informationsverbund does not often publish country reports. To access all of Informationsverbund's publications available on ecoi.net, follow this search link.


BFA Staatendokmentation's publications

You can find all publications of the COI unit of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum available on ecoi.net and www.staatendokumentation.at this search link. Please note: Some of them are of restricted access. Please see www.staatendokumentation.at for more on access and on the Office's COI unit's methodology for each publication series.

Länderinformationsblätter

A Länderinformationsblatt (LIB, country information sheet) provides a general overview on relevant topics for a country. A LIB is only created for countries not covered by a COI-CMS document (see below).

LIBs are not accessible publicly.

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COI-CMS

The COI-CMS is a new form of the LIB mentioned previously, available for the most relevant countries in Austrian international protection procedures.

Documents from the COI-CMS are not accessible publicly. Target groups with access can find them under on country pages in the navigation point "COI-CMS".

Query responses

Selected query responses of the COI unit of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum are available on ecoi.net / staatendokumentation.at.

Other reports and analyses

Additionally, the COI unit of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum publishes reports, analyses and maps.

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