EASO Information and Documentation System meets in Vienna to take stock of progress and discuss strategy forward
The EASO Information and Documentation System (IDS) network gathered in Vienna on 26-27 April for its 5th meeting since the launch of the project. Read more...
1st Working Group for the EASO Guidance on the Asylum Procedure: Operational Standards and Indicators – 17-19 April
Based on the outcome of its last Management Board meeting, on 17-19 April EASO organised the kick-off meeting for the development of an EASO Guidance product on the Asylum Procedure, Operational Standards and Indicators. Read more...
Johns Hopkins School visit at EURTF in Catania
The European Union Regional Task Force (ERTF) Office in Catania, Sicily, regularly welcomes visits of delegations from national authorities of different Member States, European Institutions, journalists or groups of researchers. Following a specific request EASO organised a meeting with eight students of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on 19 April. Read more...
Important meetings held at EASO
Pilot professional development workshop on implementing the Judicial Practical Guide on Country of Origin Information (COI) – 12-13 April 2018
On 12-13 April 2018, EASO’s Network of Members of Courts and Tribunals held a pilot professional development workshop on implementing the Judicial Practical Guide on Country of Origin Information (COI). Read more...
EASO Vulnerability Expert network: kick off meeting, 25-26 April 2018
Representatives from all EU+ States, the European Commission, EU Agencies, international organisations and Civil Society Organisations were invited to participate in the kick-off meeting in Malta on 25-26 April 2018. They were tasked to discuss the concept, purpose, structure, membership and activities of the Network. Read more...
Meetings held outside EASO
3rd Working Group on the development of the guidance on reception conditions: operational standards and indicators for (un)accompanied children (Bucharest) – 17-19 April
The reception network of EASO, established in March 2016, is currently working on its third practical tool, following the publication of the EASO Guidance on reception conditions - operational standards and indicators. Read more...
Visegrad Training supported by EASO, 23-27 April
The Visegrad Migration Crises Response Mechanism has launched one of its first activities, namely a joint training session for officials to be deployed by EASO in the hotspots in Greece and Italy. The training took place from 23 to 27 April in Otwock near Warsaw, and was supported by EASO. Read more...
Stories from the hotspots
Operational Training in Greece – Face-to-face sessions on Exclusion for Team Leaders, 19-20 April 2018
In the framework of continued training programming, EASO deployed experts in Greece were invited to a specialised course on Exclusion. Read more...
EASO workflow in Questura di Latina
With the signature of the 2018 Operating Plan for Italy, EASO is now covering more than 30 additional locations when compared to the 16 permanent ones of last year. The Questura of Latina is one of them. Read more...
Three new Trainings for Voluntary Guardians for Unaccompanied Minors
This month, EASO continued its support to the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents in selecting and training new candidates to become voluntary Guardians for unaccompanied minors. Read more...
EASO-GRSI Workshop on Private Sponsorship Programmes, 19-20 April 2018, Malta
The EASO-GRSI (Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative) Workshop on Private Sponsorship Programmes (PSP) was the first thematic meeting organised in the framework of EASO’s PSP. Read more...
National Training on Inclusion for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
EASO carried out the first national rollout of the EASO Training module on Inclusion in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to complement the IPA II Project, on protection sensitive migration management in the Western Balkans and Turkey, to which EASO is an implementing partner. Read more...
Expert mission to harmonize the Swedish twinning project’s procedural guide
On 24 April, EASO organised an expert mission to harmonise the Swedish Twinning Project’s procedural guide on the Serbian asylum system with the relevant EASO tools and practical guides in the area of reception and examination procedure. Read more...
Regional steering committee meeting on 24 April 2018 in Brussels
On 24 April 2018, the 3rd Regional Steering Committee meeting of the IPA II project ‘Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans (WB) and Turkey’ took place in Brussels. Read more...
EASO Training and Workshops
Interviewing Vulnerable Persons: launch of an upgraded EASO training module, 25-26 April 2018
In March-April 2018, EASO organised a pilot train-the-trainer session of its upgraded module on Interviewing Vulnerable Persons. Read more...
Meetings with EASO content experts on the upgrade of the EASO Training Curriculum Module for Managers – 11-13 April 2018
In February and April 2018, content experts from the Greek, Latvian and Slovak national administrations, as well as an external expert from Sweden, gathered in Malta in view of preparing the upgrade of the EASO Training Curriculum Module for Managers. Read more...
Second meeting for the upgrade of the module on COI – 17-19 April
The EASO Curriculum training module on Country of Origin Information (COI) is being upgraded in view of the new EASO COI Report Methodology, with the target group of the module consisting of COI researchers. Read more...
Inclusion Advanced – EASO kicks-off train-the-trainer sessions 24-25 April 2018
The first face-to-face train-the-trainer session on the Inclusion Advanced Module took place in Malta 24-25 April. Read more...