EASO Newsletter

EASO Newsletter January 2018

 

EASO sings new Special Support Plan with Cyprus 
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Government of Cyprus have signed a new agreement that will see the Agency’s Special Support Plan (SSP) extended until 31 January 2019, with additional amendments to its tasks. Read more... 

EASO enhances support to Italian asylum system         
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Italian authorities have signed a new Operating Plan which will see the Agency expand its support in the country in 2018. Read more... 

Continued support for Greece: EASO signs 2018 Operating Plan
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Government of Greece have signed a new Operating Plan outlining the technical and operational support measures that the Agency will carry out in the country in 2018. Read more...

Call for input towards the 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 
EASO has issued an invitation to its civil society stakeholders to provide their input to the Agency’s 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU. Read more... 

Important meetings held at EASO

6th Annual Coordination and Planning Meeting (ACPM) of the EASO Network of Courts and Tribunals, Malta
On 18 and 19 January 2018, the EASO Network of Courts and Tribunals held its 6th Annual Coordination and Planning Meeting (ACPM) in Malta. Read more...

Conference on the Evaluation of the EASO Training Curriculum
Over 40 experts participated in EASO’s conference on “The Evaluation of the EASO Training Curriculum” organised in Valletta, Malta, on 28 November 2017. Read more...

Annual meeting of the EASO Asylum Processes Network (Malta, 29-30 November 2017)
The 2017 annual meeting of the EASO Asylum Processes Network took place on 29-30 November at the EASO premises in Malta. Read more...

Meetings held outside EASO

EASO Courts and Tribunals invited to the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura  (Rome, 21 November 2017)
EASO was invited to speak about its research on Country of Origin Information at an event organised on 21 November 2017 by the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, which was attended by 40 judges from all over Italy.  Read more...

IARLJ  Eleventh World Conference (Athens, 27 November – 1 December, 2017)
From 27 November to 1 December 2017, the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) organised its 11th World Conference on Asylum and Migration Law in Athens. Read more... 

Stories from the hotspots

Grateful to be part of a team that gave people a second chance to life 
“I have listened to the stories of more than a 1000 people here, in Athens; at the beginning, they were not convinced; however, little by little, they started trusting us and looking for EASO themselves.” Read more... 

Sicily Mobile Team follow-up on cases 
One region, four provinces, 99 receptions centers covered, 421 relocation and potential Dublin cases identified - These are the numbers resulting from the follow-up activity in which the EASO Sicily Mobile Team has being involved in the course of 2017. Read more... 

Training for voluntary Guardians for Unaccompanied children in Florence
Around 30 organisations took part in the fifth and last training scheduled for 2017 organised by the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents with the support of EASO in December. Read more...

Latest Asylum Trends - Overview 2017

External Dimension

EASO organises several activities under the EASO – Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) Pilot Roadmap in January 2018
As part of the EASO-DGMM (Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management) Pilot Roadmap, EASO’s External Dimension Sector organised several activities in January 2018:
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EASO organised a study visit for a delegation of judges from the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Warsaw, 15-20 December 2017)
Thirteen administrative judges from the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia took part in an EASO study visit to Warsaw, Poland, on 14-21 December 2017. Read more...

 

EASO Organises workshop on Identification of Persons with Special Needs in cooperation with the Swedish Twinning Project
A workshop on the identification of persons with special needs, held on 7 December 2017 in Belgrade, focused on an introduction to the methodology on identification and assessment of persons with special needs and on the presentation of the EASO tool on the identification of persons with special needs (IPSN tool).  Read more... 

EASO organises a Country of Origin Information (COI) Conference on Iran (Ankara, 6-7 December 2017) 
In the framework of the current pilot Roadmap for cooperation between EASO and the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM), EASO’s External Dimension Sector and the COI Sector organised a Country of Origin Information Conference on Iran, held in Ankara on 6-7 December 2017. Read more...

Workshop on contingency planning in the field of reception (Ankara, 30-31 January 2018)
The EASO Asylum Support Unit and the External Dimension Sector organised a workshop in Ankara on 30 and 31 January, focused on contingency planning in the field of reception. The event gathered staff from DGMM (Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management), PDMM (Provincial Directorate of Migration Management) from eight different provinces, AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority), Ministry of Health and Ministry of Family. Read more...

EASO Training and Workshops

Professional Development Workshop: Introduction to the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), 20-21 November 2017.
On the 20th and 21st November, 17 judges from eight Member States and two judges from Moldova were welcomed at the EASO premises in Malta for a Professional Development Workshop on the Introduction to the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Read more...

Operational training on border procedure in Greece 
What are the tasks of deployed EASO experts in the Border Procedure on asylum in the Greek hotspots?  Which steps have to be taken to ensure that vulnerable applicants are adequately supported during this procedure? Which indicators can help to identify potential victims of human trafficking? Read more...

Extensive Training Programme for EASO interim caseworkers in Italy
In the framework of the EASO Operating Plan with Italy for 2018, an extensive training programme has been developed by the EASO Training Unit for interim caseworkers who will be assisting the Italian Authorities in the asylum process. Read more...