Content of International Protection


Country Report: Content of International Protection Last updated: 30/05/24


The Chapter: Content of International Protection in Spain contains sections on:

Refugee participation

UNHCR reinforced community participation and two-way communication with a consolidated Refugee-Led Organizations Network in Spain, composed of over sixty associations, which met quarterly and continuously communicated through virtual channels. The network plays a pivotal role in identifying protection risks and needs, fostering an environment for information exchange, capacity sharing and networking among organizations. Leveraging their capacity as information and service providers and advocacy actors, these organizations contribute significantly to the inclusion and empowerment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Furthermore, UNHCR signed new partnerships with Refugee-led organizations through two grants agreements, supporting projects aimed at promoting the inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers. These

initiatives, benefitting over 384 displaced persons, focus on providing training and support to young refugees to foster critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the local context. Additionally, cultural and artistic heritage is used to facilitate the integration of refugees, encouraging their immersion into the local culture and fostering connections with other refugees and members of the local community.[1]




[1]          Information provided by UNHCR in April 2024.

A. Status and residence

  1. Residence permit
  2. Civil registration
  3. Long-term residence
  4. Naturalisation
  5. Cessation and review of protection status
  6. Withdrawal of protection status

B. Family reunification

  1. Criteria and conditions
  2. Status and rights of family members

C. Movement and mobility

  1. Freedom of movement
  2. Travel documents

D. Housing

E. Employment and education

  1. Access to the labour market
  2. Access to education

F. Social welfare

G. Health care

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation