EASO Newsletter October 2018

 

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on the security situation in Pakistan
On 16 October 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Pakistan security situation’.  Read more... 

 

EASO undertaking series of measures aimed at strengthening good governance
New management in the process of implementing an ambitious set of reforms contained in its Governance Action Plan, including an ongoing recruitment programme, which will more than double the Agency’s staff complement by the end of 2020.  Read more... 

 

European Asylum Support Office expands its office space at its Malta Headquarters
On 9 October 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) signed a lease agreement with the Maltese authorities which will see the office space at the Agency’s premises in Valletta more than triple in size.  Read more... 

Important meetings held at EASO

 

EASO hosts its quarterly High-level Lunch Briefing with Diplomatic corps at EASO on 25th October 2018
As in the past editions, the EASO Lunch Briefing with Ambassadors saw the distinguished presence of the Heads of the EU diplomatic representations accredited to Malta and high-rank representatives of the Maltese Government.  Read more... 

 

Professional development workshop on Ending international protection, 18-19 October
On 18-19 October, EASO hosted a group of 20 members of courts and tribunals from nine Member States who attended a professional development workshop on ending international protection.  Read more... 

Meetings held outside EASO

 

EASO Practical Workshop in Bulgaria
On 19 October an EASO practical workshop took place in Sofia with more than 70 participants from different Bulgarian authorities (Ministry of Interior, State Agency for Refugees, State Agency for Child Protection, Commission for Counteracting, National Police, Border Police, Migration Directorate, etc.) and also strategic partners such as the Bulgarian Red Cross and IOM.  Read more... 

 

EASO’s Information Analysis Sector meets with key partners to discuss coordination of query systems 
On 22 October members of EASO’s Information Analysis Sector participated in a quadrilateral meeting with partners from the European Migration Network (EMN), the General Directors of Immigration Services Conference (GDISC), and Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC).  Read more... 

               

IDS Advisory Group Meeting discusses the future priorities of EASO Information and Documentation System
On 15-16 October, the EASO Information and Documentation advisory group held its plenary meeting in Berlin, Germany.   Read more... 

Stories from the hotspots 

 

Operational Training for EASO Experts in the Regular and Border Procedure in Greece
EASO’s operations in Greece involve deployed Member State experts on asylum as well as interim staff who support the Greek Asylum Service in conducting a fair and efficient asylum procedure.  Read more... 

 

EASO operational trainings on “Interpreting in the Asylum Context” in Italy
EASO organised the fifth operational training on “Interpreting in the Asylum Context” in Italy.  On 22 -23 October in Bari, EASO delivered this training for 17 cultural mediators working for EASO in support of the Italian authorities, in the framework of the EASO Operations in Italy.  Read more... 

                

Launch of trainings for Italian Immigration and Border Police
On 8-9 October 2018 in Gorizia, Italy, and in cooperation with the Italian Department of Public Security, EASO launched the first two-day operational training for Italian Immigration and Border Police on the registration of applications for international protection.  Read more... 

Latest Asylum Trends - September 2018

External Dimension

 

Third workshop on Contingency Planning, 18 – 19 October 2018, Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
On 18–19 October 2018 the third workshop on Contingency Planning with regards to Migration took place in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.  Read more... 

              

EASO organised a Country of Origin Information (COI) Conference on Iraq in Ankara on 25-26 October 2018
In the framework of the current Roadmap for cooperation between EASO and the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM), EASO’s External Dimension Sector and COI Sector organised a Country of Origin Information Conference on Iraq held in Ankara on 25-26 October 2018.  Read more... 

               

EASO mission to MARRI
On 4-5 October 2018 EASO attended a mission to Skopje in order to meet the representatives of the Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (“MARRI”).  Read more... 

EASO Training and Workshops

 

Quality assessment of reception conditions: expert meetings in Stockholm and Dublin
Earlier this year (March 2018), during its National Contact Points meeting in Malta, the EASO network of reception authorities gave a mandate to EASO to develop a practical tool enabling national authorities to conduct self-assessments of reception conditions, based on EASO standards and indicators.  Read more...

 

Regional train-the-trainers’ session in Tallinn
On 2-5 October EASO organised one of its regional train-the-trainers’ sessions foreseen in the second semester of 2018.  Read more... 

 

EASO Dublin Network expert meeting with eu-Lisa
On 11 October 2018, EASO’s Network of Dublin Units gathered experts from 24 EU+ States to discuss the challenges and good practices of the use of DubliNET.  Read more... 

 

Study visit for Bulgarian judges to courts and institutions in Poland, 15-19 October
As one of the last activities conducted under EASO’s Special Support Plan for Bulgaria, in the week of 15-19 October EASO organised a study visit to Poland for judges from Bulgaria. Read more... 

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