EASO’s cooperation with Egyptian authorities - What’s new

Under the current pilot cooperation with Egypt, EASO has implemented a series of three seminars on topics related to asylum policies and practices in EU Member States (MS) as well as on topics related to trafficking in human beings (THB) and international protection. Due to the challenging restrictions originated from COVID-19, a planned work visit for Egyptian authorities to an EU Member State had to be postponed.

 

In order to offer the opportunity to continue exchanging on a peer-to-peer level on asylum related matters, EASO is currently setting up a virtual work visit expected to take place towards the end of July. Thanks to the positive reaction and cooperation of Member States, EASO is planning an interactive experience to give Egyptian participants the chance to see practical examples of how European countries organise different phases of their asylum systems.

EASO and Egypt are also currently working to establish a new cooperation framework, based on the positive outcomes of the pilot phase during 2019-2020.  EASO and Egypt exchanged views during a meeting in June on the draft Roadmap document outlining the content of future cooperation, which is being jointly prepared. 

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