EASO Newsletter February 2018

 

27th Management Board takes stock of implementation of recently signed Operational Plans
On 27 and 28 February 2018, the 27th meeting of the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) took place in Valletta, Malta to take stock of the implementation of the Agency’s operational support in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Italy. The meeting also discussed management and administrative issues. Read more... 

 

Call for applications Migration Media Award 2018 
The 2018 edition of the Migration Media Award is now accepting applications until 15 May 2018.  Read more...      

 

EASO is seeking experts
Are you an expert in one of the below mentioned areas with over 6 years of experience and ability to work in English? If so, you might consider responding to EASO’s call for experts. 
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Cooperation with Civil Society on the EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU in 2017
Following on from EASO’s call for civil society input to the 2017 EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum, we are happy to announce that we have received 27 contributions from Civil Society Organisations to date. Read more... 

 

EASO guidance on contingency planning in the context of reception 
Following the release of its EASO Guidance on reception conditions: operational standards and indicators in December 2016, EASO has issued the EASO guidance on contingency planning in the context of reception.Read more... 

Important meetings held at EASO

 

Pilot Professional Development Workshop on Asylum Procedures and the Principle of Non-Refoulement at EASO Headquarters 
On the 22nd and 23rd of February 2018, EASO’s Network of Courts and Tribunals held a pilot professional development workshop on Asylum Procedures and the Principle of Non-Refoulement. The workshop, attended by 21 judges from 12 EU Member States, was conducted by two Judicial Trainers, from Belgium and from the United Kingdom. Read more... 

 

Working group on the development of the “guidance on reception conditions for unaccompanied children” -  EASO Headquarters, 7- 9 February 2018.
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... 

 

EASO Dublin Network expert meeting - EASO Headquarters, 21-22 February 2018 
On 21-22 February 2018, the EASO Network of Dublin Units gathered experts from 19 EU+ Member States to discuss the challenges and good practices in the practical implementation of transfers under the Dublin Regulation. Read more... 

Meetings held outside EASO

 

Meeting on Afghans in Iran – Brussels, 13 February 2018
On 13 February 2018, EASO organised a Practical Cooperation meeting on Afghans in Iran. Read more... 

Stories from the hotspots 

 

Operational training for EASO team leaders in Greece
For the first time in such a format, on the 22nd and 23rd February, the EASO team leaders working in the area of border procedures in the Greek hotspots, came together in Athens for an operational training session. Read more...

 

EASO concludes an Extensive Training Programme for its interim caseworkers in Italy
For the first time in such a format, on the 22nd and 23rd February, the EASO team leaders working in the area of border procedures in the Greek hotspots, came together in Athens for an operational training session. Read more... 

 

Information provision on the Greek Mainland
In the first two months of 2018, the asylum support teams of EASO in Athens informed more than 3,250 applicants about the Greek asylum procedure. Read more... 

 

61 new voluntary guardians for UAMs trained in Italy 
Last year, EASO and the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents trained more than 170 voluntary guardians for unaccompanied minors. Read more... 

Latest Asylum Trends - January 2018

 

External Dimension

 

Pilot Adaptation Workshop on five EASO tools and practical guides 
After the translation of five EASO tools and practical guides in Western Balkan languages, EASO organized a Pilot Adaptation Workshop (with special focus on linguistic aspects) from 5 to 8 February 2018 at EASO’s premises in Malta. Read more... 

 

Enlargement package consultation on Western Balkans and Turkey 
On 15 January, EASO attended the Enlargement package consultation on the Western Balkans and Turkey with other EU agencies and international organisations (IOM, UNHCR, World Bank) organised by DG NEAR in Brussels. Read more... 

EASO Training and Workshops

 

EU-FRANK and EASO joint workshop on the development of the Resettlement Training Module at EASO HQ
On 30 January, EASO and EU-FRANK project representatives from across Europe met in Malta to work together on a new EASO Training Curriculum module on Resettlement. Read more... 

 

Training-the-trainers on Exclusion - 13-16 February in Malta
A train-the-trainers session on exclusion took place on 14-15 February in Valletta, Malta. The training led by trainers representing the exclusion team of the Belgian Asylum Authority and EASO’s Department of Asylum Support gathered 11 participants -  representing Greece, France, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia and Latvia. Read more... 

 

EASO launches online training module on Reception 
On 19 February, EASO reopened the online training module on Reception (part of EASO training curriculum) for European asylum officials. Read more... 

 

Pilot train-the-trainer session of the upgraded training module on Interview Techniques 
In January-February 2018 EASO organised a pilot train-the-trainer session in its upgraded module on Interview Techniques. The online studies were launched on 15 January, with the face-to-face session organised at EASO’s premises in Malta on 13-14 February. Read more... 

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