29th EASO Management Board discusses governance and elects new Deputy Chair.
On 25-26 September 2018, EASO held its 29th Management Board meeting at its headquarters in Malta. During the first day of the meeting, the Management Board re-elected Mr. David Costello, the member from Ireland, as its Deputy Chair and discussed the governance framework of the agency, including the measures undertaken by the recently appointed interim Executive Director of EASO, Mr. Jamil Addou and his plans for the agency for the coming months. Read more...
Important meetings held at EASO
European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visits EASO
On 17 September 2018, a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visited the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta for an update on EASO’s work and activities. Read more...
Quality Matrix Meeting: Content of Protection – Integration, 27-28 September, Malta
EASO held on 27- 28 September 2018 its 12th thematic meeting in the framework of the Quality Matrix process. EASO Quality Matrix aims to provide a detailed overview on how Member States implement different aspects of the Common European Asylum System and to share best practices among the Member States. Read more...
Meetings held outside EASO
Migration Media Awards: Objective journalism on migration more important than ever
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes. Read more...
Stories from the hotspots
EASO starts supporting Greece in the regular procedure
Following request by the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy and following the amendment of the Greek asylum legislation EASO if officially involved in the examination of applications for international protection within the framework of the regular procedure. Read more...
Territorial Commission in Crotone
EASO caseworkers deployed in Crotone, Calabria region, are fully aware of their mission. Since January 2018, they support the work of Territorial Commission in the examination of applications for international protection;
Updates on EASO's Operational Activities in Cyprus
An increase of arrivals has been noted in Cyprus over the past couple of weeks including, arrivals by boat from Lebanon and resulting in an increase on the overall number of applications for international protection, that reached a total of over 4000 since the beginning of 2018. Read more...
EASO organised two activities under the EASO - Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) Roadmap in September 2018
As part of the EASO-DGMM (Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management) Roadmap, EASO’s External Dimension Sector organised two activities...Read more...
EU-FRANK-EASO Heads of Resettlement Selection missions Exchange.
The event featured insights into in-field leadership and teamwork and showcased different models for the composition and overall management of selection missions. Read more...
EASO Addresses Khartoum Process Thematic Meeting on the Protection of Women and Girls on the Move.
EASO’s External Dimension Sector addressed a Khartoum Process Thematic Meeting on the Protection of Women and Girls on the Move from Africa to Europe which was held in Stockholm on 18-19 September 2018 and co-hosted by Kenya. Read more...
EASO supported the development of SOPs in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
In the framework of the IPA II Project and the National Roadmap with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, EASO organised an activity focused on the development of Standard Operative procedures... Read more...
EASO attended a round of National Steering Committee meetings of the Regional IPA II Project on ‘Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management’
EASO participated in two National Steering Committees (NSCs) in Kosovo* on the 1st August 2018 and in Albania on 11 September 2018. EASO presented the activities implemented so far and the planned activities at regional and national level. Read more...
EASO carried out two National Trainings in Serbia
On 24- 28 September 2018, EASO organised the roll-out of the two core EASO Modules on Interview Techniques and Evidence Assessment at national level in Belgrade. The two trainings were organised back-to-back. Read more...
EASO Training and Workshops
Professional development workshop on the Introduction to the Common European Asylum System, 11-12 September, Malta
On 11-12 September, EASO welcomed 21 members of courts and tribunals from nine Member States for a Professional development workshop on the Introduction to the Common European Asylum System. Read more...
Professional development workshop on the Evidence and credibility assessment, 24-28 September, Dublin, Ireland
EASO’s Courts and Tribunals Sector organised two professional development workshops in Dublin, Ireland following a request for support from the International Protection Appeals Tribunal. Read more...
Extensive Training Programme for interim caseworkers in Greece, 30 July - 18 September, Greece
As part of our mission to support Member States under particular pressure, EASO has recently taken up a new measure to support the Greek Asylum Service. Read more...
Refresher training for EASO interim caseworkers working in the Questure, 4-5 September & 10-11 September, Italy
EASO organised two Refresher trainings for the EASO interim caseworkers processing the registration of applications for international protection in Questure of Italy. Read more...
EASO training module on the Dublin III Regulation in the UK
At the end of August and beginning of September 2018, EASO supported the UK Home Office in the organisation of three content training sessions of the training curriculum module- Dublin III Regulation. Read more...