EASO’s Information and Analysis Sector organised a two-day workshop on Last Minute Applications for asylum (LMAs) on 7-8 October 2019 in Prague (Czech Republic), co-hosted by Frontex and the EMN REG Network. The workshop brought together, for the first time, 44 participants from asylum and return authorities, representing 19 EU+ countries. It provided an opportunity to exchange information on policy and legislative developments in the field, as well as practical initiatives and solutions.
During the meeting, national experts from asylum and return authorities discussed challenges they often encounter in managing LMAs efficiently, through the perspective of both asylum and return authorities, as well as challenges pertaining to catering effectively to groups with special procedural needs in the context of last-minute applications This initiative on information collection is part of EASO’s Information and Documentation System. A follow-up meeting will be organised in early 2020 to further advance this multilateral dialogue.