EASO Newsletter

EASO Newsletter October 2017

 

EASO expands operations in Lesvos to new upgraded facility outside the hotspot
On 16 October 2017, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) moved certain services it provides to assist those claiming international protection in Lesvos to a dedicated facility outside of the hotspot in Moria. Read more... 

EASO preparing for transformation into European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA)
In its Communication of 6 April 2016 entitled "Towards a reform of the Common European Asylum System and enhancing legal avenues to Europe", the Commission set out its priorities for reforming the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), aimed at harmonising asylum standards in the European Union and speeding up procedures. Read more... 

Memorandum of Understanding between the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)
On 6 October 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between EASO and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) with the purpose of developing cooperation between the two institutions based on their common interest. Read more...

Important meetings held at EASO

EASO hosts Malta-based representatives of EU Member States
On 4 October 2017, the Executive Director of EASO, Mr José Carreira, welcomed the Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, and Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Michael Farrugia, as well as representatives of embassies of Member States, to EASO’s Headquarters, in order to update them on the latest developments on the Agency’s work. Read more... 

Meetings held outside EASO

EASO Practical Cooperation Conference on Pakistan
On 16-17 October 2017, EASO organised a Practical Cooperation Conference on Pakistan in Rome, following a similar meeting held on Nigeria in June.  Read more...

4th IDS Network Meeting in Rome
On 18 October 2017, more than 20 representatives from EU+ Member States met at the EASO Operational Office in Rome to exchange views on the latest developments related to the EASO Information and Documentation System (IDS). Read more...

Stories from the hotspots

EASO COI Helpdesk for the Hotspots in Greece: a valuable tool for quality
Elina is an expert from Finland, currently deployed at the premises of EASO in Athens. Her task is to provide EASO’s deployed caseworkers with factual information about the countries of origin of applicants, including the human rights and political situation, culture and traditions, the national laws and their implementation. Read more...

Training for candidates as volunteer guardians for unaccompanied minors
EASO participated in a preparatory session for speakers in the framework of the training for candidates as Volunteer Guardians for Unaccompanied Minors, held in Rome, Italy on 10 October 2017 and organised by the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents with the support of EASO. Read more...

Latest Asylum Trends

September 2017 
In September, there were some 60,083 applications for international protection in the EU+ countries. This figure is comparable to that of August, but similarly to the previous months, significantly lower than one year ago. Read more...

External Dimension

 

EASO Training Unit-DGMM Workshop on Interview Techniques Module in Valletta (17-19 October 2017)
As part of the Turkey’s Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) Pilot Roadmap activities, the EASO Training Unit collaborated with Turkish migration experts in the finalisation of the EASO Interview Techniques Module for DGMM during a three-day workshop on 17-19 October 2017 in Valletta.  Read more...

Professional development workshop: Qualification for International Protection
On the 19-20 October 2017, 20 Judges from twelve Member States and - under the External Dimension activities - two Judges from Ukraine and Armenia, were welcomed in Malta at the EASO premises for the Professional Development Workshop on Qualification for International Protection. Read more...

EASO organises workshop on European Law relating to Asylum for Western Balkans Judges
On 9-10 October 2017, EASO’s External Dimension Sector, in cooperation with Court and Tribunal Sector, organised a workshop on the European Law relating to Asylum for Western Balkans Judges. Read more...

EASO organises study visit to Athens for Tunisian judges  
Five judges of the Tunisian Administrative Court took part in an EASO study visit to Athens, Greece, from 28 September to 2 October 2017. Read more...

EASO Training and Workshops

Operational training for interpreters
On 24th October 2017, EASO delivered, upon request received from the Cypriot Asylum Service, an operational training for interpreters working in the Asylum Service.  Read more...

EASO training support in European Union Naval Force – Operation SOPHIA 
On 3-6 October 2017, at the premises of the Italian Navy Petty Officer Academy (Scuola Sottufficiali della Marina) in Taranto, trainers from the EASO DAS Training unit delivered two train-the-trainers sessions in the framework of the European Union Naval Force – Mediterranean Operation (EUNAVFOR MED) SOPHIA. Read more...

Reception Network meeting, Brussels
The third National Contact Point Meeting of the EASO Network of Reception Authorities was held on 28 and 29 September in Brussels. Read more...

Regional Train-the-Trainers Session on the Reception Module, Brussels
Seventeen officials from two EU Member States (Belgium and Czech Republic) and two Western Balkans countries (FYROM and Serbia) participated in the Regional Train-the-Trainers sessions on the EASO Reception Module, that took place from the 3rd to the 6th of October 2017 at the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons in Brussels. Read more...

Visit of CEPOL representatives in the framework of the EU Strategic Training Needs Assessment process
In the framework of the EU Strategic Training Needs Assessment (EU-STNA), on 12 October 2017 EASO hosted a meeting with representatives from CEPOL, the lead EU JHA agency in the EU-STNA process. Read more...

EPRA-EASO Workshop on Reception of UAMs in Stockholm
On 16-17 October, the Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) hosted a workshop on the reception of unaccompanied minors (UAMs). Read more...

EASO Quality management meeting
On 23-24 October 2017, EASO held its second meeting dedicated to quality management in the asylum process. Read more...

Consultation meeting on the availability of the Professional Development Series (PDS) in different language versions
On 13 October 2017, EASO met with six members of the EU+ Network of Courts and Tribunals to discuss the possible availability of the EASO Professional Development Series (PDS) in different language versions. Read more...

Vacancies

 

Interested to become part of EASO’s team?
Apply here... 

EASO/2017/TA/029 - HR Assistant - AST 3 
EASO/2017/TA/031 - Head of Payroll and Entitlements Sector - AD8 
EASO/2017/TA/028 - Quality Management Officer - AD5
EASO/2017/TA/027 - Assistant to the Head of Department - AST5
EASO/2017/TA/026 - Head of Department of Operations - AD 12
EASO/2017/TA/022 - Senior Budget Officer - AD 7  
EASO/2017/CA/005 - ICT Officer FGIV
EASO/2017/TA/023 - Information Assistant - IDS (AST4)