Following a request for support from the German Judiciary, EASO organised a regional workshop at the Federal Administrative Court of Germany in Leipzig on 12 – 13 September. For the first time a regional workshop organised by the Courts and Tribunals Sector of EASO took place in German language.
75 members of EU+ courts and tribunals from Germany, Austria and other EU Member States participated in this workshop and discussed current challenges for the Common European Asylum System using examples from the German and Austrian practice. The workshop covered topics such as distinction between refugee protection and subsidiary protection, membership in a particular social group as reason for persecution, credibility assessment in cases of religious conversion and homosexuality, internal flight alternative and secondary movements of refugees.
During the workshop, the participants were presented the EASO professional development series pertaining to the covered topics, and the EASO material on Afghanistan through a presentation led by an EASO COI expert. They also worked on case studies and exchanged views on the topics of the workshop.
All EASO Professional Development Series, developed by judges for judges, translated in German language may be found on https://europa.eu/!pw98gN.
Any questions about this workshop or any other aspect of EASO’s support to members of courts and tribunals may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.