Number of asylum seekers in Europe in 2015 | GEOstata:
"DEFINITION OF ASYLUM APPLICANTS:
„*Asylum applicant‘ means a person having submitted an application for international protection or having been included in such application as a family member during the reference period. ‚Application for international protection‘ means an application for international protection as defined in Art.2(h) of Directive 2011/95/EU, i.e. a request made by a third-country national or a stateless person for protection from a Member State, who can be understood to seek refugee status or subsidiary protection status, and who does not explicitly request another kind of protection, outside the scope of this Directive, that can be applied for separately.“ – European Union (Eurostat)"