EASO holds 36th meeting of Management Board via Video Conference

  • 22nd September 2020

The 36th meeting of the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) was held on 17th September 2020 via Video Conference.

During the meeting, the Management Board took stock of the situation of asylum in the EU+ on the basis of a Semi-Annual Trends Analysis Report recently published by the Agency. Members of the Management Board were also updated on EASO’s operational activities in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.  This year, EASO continued its operations in the four countries concerned through the implementation of needs-based Operating Plans agreed with the respective National Authorities. Extensive measures were put in place to adapt the working environment so as to ensure business continuity in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, EASO continued to respond to ad hoc disembarkation events most notably in Italy and supported Greek Authorities and the European Commission to implement the relocation of unaccompanied minors.

The Management Board also received updates on Governance related areas and implementation of the EASO Work Programme 2020