EASO Newsletter

EASO Newsletter March 2018

 

EASO Annual meeting of JHA Communication Multipliers
On 23 March 2018, EASO hosted a meeting of JHA Communication Multipliers in Malta. Read more... 

 

On 13 March 2018, the EASO Asylum Intervention Pool System (EAIPS) went live
The EAIPS is an integrated web-based system for the management of the operational resources pooled in the EASO Asylum Intervention Pool (AIP) and deployed through Asylum Support Teams by EASO during its operational support activities in Member States. Read more...

 

EASO Publishes Practical Guide on Age Assessment
Following the publication of the EASO age assessment practice in Europe’ in 2013, a new EASO Practical Guide provides updated guidance, key recommendations and tools on the implementation of the best interests of the child when assessing the age of a person from a multidisciplinary and holistic approach.Read more... 

Important meetings held at EASO

 

EASO Consultative Forum Thematic Meeting on Access to Information 
On 28 March 2018, EASO organised a Consultative Forum Thematic Meeting on “Access to Information: Exploring Existing Resources, Good Practices, and Ways Forward”. Read more... 

 

Professional Development Workshop on Evidence and Credibility Assessment (ECA) Malta (19-20 March) 
On 19-20 March 2018, the EASO Courts and Tribunals sector organised a professional development workshop on Evidence and Credibility Assessment (ECA), with the participation of 19 Judges from 10 different Member States.
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EASO Network of Reception Authorities meets in Malta
Taking stock of its achievements in 2017 and laying out its work programme for 2018, the EASO Network of Reception Authorities met in Malta at EASO  on 6 and 7 March 2018.
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 COI Specialist Network meeting on Somalia 
On 6 and 7 March 2018, the IAU unit organised a Country of Origin Information (COI) specialist network meeting on Somalia, attended by COI specialists from several EU+ countries who are members of this network.
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Meetings held outside EASO

 

Exclusion NCP meeting in the Hague
Cooperation of asylum, law enforcement and judicial authorities on exclusion cases was the key focus of a meeting of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the EASO Exclusion Network which took place in The Hague, Netherlands on 22 - 23 March 2018 and which was hosted by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service. Read more... 

 

EASO Trainer’s Workshop in Germany 
On 27-28 March, two representatives of the EASO Training Unit participated in a workshop for national trainers of the EASO training curriculum organised by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany. 
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Stories from the hotspots 

 

Accurate and timely information on Mainland Greece 
As of January 2018, the EASO Asylum Support Teams in Athens have reached 7,693 applicants for international protection currently residing on mainland Greece, and provided them with accurate and reliable information about the asylum procedures and the status of their case.
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January disembarkation in Messina Hotspot  
Placed in the very North-East corner of the island, Messina is one of the biggest and most populated cities in Sicily.
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Three different trainings organised by EASO Italy Operations in March
In March, EASO’s Italian operation organised training sessions in Gorizia (Friuli Venezia Giulia), Alghero-Sassari (Sardinia) and Parma (Emilia Romagna), with more than 100 participants.  
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Latest Asylum Trends - February 2018

 

External Dimension

 

EASO carries out three National Trainings in Western Balkans 
In March, EASO conducted back-to-back training sessions on Inclusion and Interview Techniques for officials from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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EASO organises a work visit on the reception of unaccompanied children for Serbian officials 
EASO organised a work visit to the Netherlands on the reception of unaccompanied children aged 15-18 for five Serbian officials from the Ministry of Labour and the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.
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EASO organises several activities under the EASO and Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) Pilot Roadmap in February and March 2018 
As part of the EASO-DGMM Pilot Roadmap, EASO’s External Dimension Sector organised several activities in February and March 2018. Read more... 

 

 

Georgian delegation visits EASO 
On 20 March 2018, EASO welcomed a Georgian delegation headed by Mr. Shota Rekhviashvili, the Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA). Read more... 

EASO Training and Workshops

 

The evaluation of EASO practical guides and tools 
EASO has started the evaluation of its practical guides and tools, developed in the context of the Quality Matrix process.
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Kick off meeting for the development of the module on MedCOI  
On 21 and 22 March 2018, EASO organised the kick-off meeting for the development of the module on MedCOI. 
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CEAS upgrade activities (12-14 March 2018) 
On 12-14 March 2018 content group experts met for the second time to update the EASO CEAS Module.
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Train-the-trainer session on the EASO Inclusion Module 20-23 March 
As part of the annual training plan for the train-the-trainer sessions on the EASO Training Curriculum modules, a face-to-face session on inclusion took place on 20th to 23rd March 2018. 
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Extensive training programme for the EASO interim vulnerability experts
Since the EU-Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016, EASO continuously supported the Greek Asylum Service in conducting border procedures on the Greek islands.
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