EASO launched a new video introducing its practical tool for identification of persons with special needs in the context of the asylum procedure and reception – the IPSN tool.
The tool is an interactive online solution, allowing practitioners who meet applicants for international protection in their day-to-day work, to identify those who may be in need of special procedural and/or reception guarantees.
It is designed on the basis of indicators, which aim to assist in the timely identification of special needs and the detection of which does not require specialised medical or psychological knowledge. Those indicators link to a non-exhaustive list of 14 different categories of applicants who may have special needs. The categories included in this tool are based on the EU asylum acquis and Member States’ practice.
Once the user has selected a possible category or categories, the tool supports the further assessment of special needs and provides a checklist of relevant guarantees to put in place. The guarantees are based on common legal standards and identified good practices and focus on five main aspects of the asylum process.
The tool then generates a report, which can be further customised and modified before being saved and/or printed.
The IPSN Tool is currently available in 19 different languages, including Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.
Watch the video to learn more about the EASO IPSN Tool: