EASO Newsletter

EASO Newsletter November 2018

 

EASO’s Management Board adopts 2019 work programme
On 26-27 November, the 30th meeting Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) met in Vienna at the premises of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior to discuss the ongoing implementation of the Agency’s Governance Action Plan and adopt its 2019 work programme. Read more...

 

EASO successfully completes its special support in Bulgaria
The long-standing support that EASO has been providing to the Bulgarian authorities was formally concluded on 27 November 2018 on the sidelines of the meeting of the 30th EASO Management Board, held in Vienna.  Read more...

Important Meetings held at EASO

 

EASO hosts meeting of Medical Country of Origin Information (MedCOI) practitioners
On 21-22 November the MedCOI (Medical Country of Origin Information) User Event took place at the EASO premises. Read more...

 

5th Steering Group meeting of the EASO Network of Dublin Units
On 14-15 November, the EASO Network of Dublin Units held its 5th Steering Group meeting in Malta with 31 participants from 24 EU+ countries and the European Commission. Read more...

 
 

Annual meeting of the EASO Asylum Processes Network
This year’s annual meeting of the EASO Asylum Processes Network took place on 22-23 November at EASO’s premises in Malta.  Read more...

Meetings held outside EASO

 
 

EASO brings together civil society to discuss asylum reception conditions
On 5 December 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) convened its 8th annual Consultative Forum Plenary Meeting in Brussels with over 200 participants from NGOs and academia, as well as international organisations, EU institutions and Member States. Read more...

Stories from the hotspots 

 

Presentation at the Hellenic Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center
On the 6th of November 2018 EASO was invited to give a presentation in Kilkis during the course Crisis Response to Irregular Migration & Refugees’ Flows organized by the Hellenic Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center (HMPSOTC).  Read more...

 

A newly published Compendium on the selection and training of voluntary Guardians in Italy
EASO’s support to the Italian National Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents started in July 2017 when an amendment was added to the Operating Plan for Italy in order to strengthen the operational capacity of the Ombudsperson in implementing the new guardianship system. Read more... 

                

EASO Team in Questura di Bologna
Being one of the biggest cities of the Central-North part of Italy, Bologna hosts an important regional Hub, called “Centro Mattei”, where an EASO expert, caseworker and cultural mediators are based. Read more... 

 

EASO Greenline Italy live session on Facebook
The EASO Greenline Italy was launched in May 2018 with the aim of providing useful information to asylum applicants in Italy who have family members already living in other European countries and want to be reunited with them. Read more...

Latest Asylum Trends - October 2018

 

External Dimension

 

EASO attends Senior Officials Meeting on the implementation of the Joint Valletta Action Plan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
On 14-15 November 2018, EASO participated as an observer in the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held in the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more...

              

EASO organises four activities under the EASO – Turkish DGMM Roadmap in November 2018
As part of the EASO – Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) Roadmap, EASO’s External Dimension Sector organised four activities in November. Read more...

              

 

First Workshop on Contingency Planning, 13 November 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia
On 13 November 2018, the first EASO Workshop on Contingency Planning was organised in Belgrade, Serbia with the aim of updating the current Contingency Plan for Migration. Read more...

 

National Steering Committee Meetings Held in Podgorica, Montenegro and Belgrade, Serbia on 20 and 28 November 2018
On 20 and 28 November 2018, two National Steering Committee Meetings took place in Budva (Montenegro) and Belgrade (Serbia) respectively, within the framework of the IPA Project “Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey”.  Read more...

 

Presentation of EASO-FRONTEX Practical Tools for First-Contact Officials on Access to the Asylum Procedure, 13 November in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
During a FRONTEX-led regional event on Trafficking in Human Beings on 13 November 2018, EASO presented the joint EASO-FRONTEX Practical Tool for First-Contact Officials on Access to the Asylum Procedure in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Read more...

 MARRI Meeting, 8 November in Budva, Montenegro
On 8 November, the Migration, Asylum and Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) organised its annual meeting with its networks. Read more...

EASO Training and Workshops

 

Operational training on Interpreting in the Asylum Context in Milan
On 6-7 November and on 28-29 November 2018 in Milan, EASO delivered two Operational Training Session on “Interpreting in the Asylum Context” for a total of 28 cultural mediators working in EASO operations in Italy, in particular in support of the measures on the provision of information and on the registration of asylum applications. Read more... 

 

Operational training on the registration of applications for international protection for immigration police officers
Throughout the month of November, EASO delivered, in cooperation with the Italian Department of Public Security, three operational training sessions on the registration of applications for international protection in Florence, Milan and Turin for the Italian immigration police officers working in the Questure. Read more...

 

EASO organised three workshop on reception of unaccompanied children in Italy
The EASO Rome office and the EASO reception team, part of the Asylum Support Unit, organised on 25-26 October (Bologna), 8-9 November (Napoli) and 22-23 November (Palermo) three workshops on collection and sharing of good practices on first reception Unaccompanied Children in the Italian context. Read more...

 

The train-the-trainer session on Country of Origin Information
Country of Origin Information (COI) refers to information about an applicant’s country of origin, of transit, or of former habitual residence.  Read more...

 

1st meeting for the Ad Hoc Trainers Advisory Group to the Certification and Accreditation Working Group & 11th Certification and Accreditation Working Group meeting
The first meeting with the Ad Hoc Trainers Advisory Group to the Certification and Accreditation Working Group (CAWG) took place on 6th November in Malta. Read more...  

 

Courts & Tribunals: Professional development workshop on Qualification for international protection
On 13-14 November, EASO organised a Professional development workshop on Qualification for international protection with attendance of 20 members of courts and tribunals from eight Member States. Read more...

 

Courts & Tribunals: EASO High Level Judicial Roundtable with CJEU, ECtHR and IARMJ-Europe, 22-23 November 2018, Luxembourg
During 22-23 November, EASO organised a High Level Judicial Roundtable jointly with Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges (IARMJ). Read more...

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