10th Certification and Accreditation Working Group (CAWG) meeting, Malta
The EASO Certification and Accreditation Working Group (CAWG) convened for the first time under its new Terms of Reference, on 19-20 July in Malta, to develop occupational standards for asylum officials. Read more...
Meetings held outside EASO
Professional Development Workshop on Implementing the Judicial Practical Guide on Country of Origin Information, Sofia, Bulgaria
On 4-5 July, EASO provided support to Bulgaria under its operational plan by organising a professional development workshop for Bulgarian members of courts and tribunals. The workshop was held at the National Institute of Justice in Sofia and was attended by 30 judges. Read more...
3rd Working Group for the development of Practical Guide: standards and indicators for asylum procedure, Stockholm, 24-26 July
The Working Group for the development of the EASO Practical Guide Standards and Indicators for the Asylum Procedure met for a third time in Stockholm from 24 to 26 July. Read more...
Stories from the hotspots
EASO team in Questura di Cagliari
With an average of eight new registrations per day, the Questura also deals with Dublin cases, mainly for people coming from Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Read more...
Visit of DG HOME to Sicily
The Director-General of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) of the European Commission, Ms. Paraskevi Michou, visited the EURTF Office in Catania on 17 July. Read more...
EASO Second Regional Seminar for judges from Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries
On 24-26 July, EASO hosted the Second Regional Seminar on EU Law relating to Asylum for judges from Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries, in Durrës, Albania. Read more...
EASO participated in the CCCPA training in “Combating Human Trafficking & Smuggling of Migrants” in Egypt on 29 July – 2 August
Two EASO representatives participated in the CCCPA (Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding) training on “Combating Human Trafficking & Smuggling of Migrants” in Cairo, Egypt, on 29 July – 2 August. Read more...
EASO Training and Workshops
EASO trained its staff members in the selected modules from EASO Training
Following last year’s successful pilot with more than 50 EASO staff members being trained, once again this summer EASO staff will be given the opportunity to attend a set of training sessions in the EASO Training Curriculum. Read more...
Training on Interpreting in the Asylum Context for EASO-deployed interpreters in Greece
EASO has recently rolled out a training session on the EASO training module of Interpreting in the Asylum Context for the EASO interpreters deployed in operations in Greece. Read more...
Maltese Dublin Officers on a study visit to the Dublin Unit of Poland on 3-5 July
In the framework of EASO cooperation with the Maltese authorities in the field of training, with the support of the Polish authorities, EASO organised a three-day study visit for the newly-deployed Maltese Dublin Officers to the Polish Dublin Unit. The study visit took place from 3-5 July in Warsaw, Poland. Read more...
EASO training to 250 caseworkers recently recruited by Italy on our 2 core modules: Interview Techniques and Evidence Assessment
Between May and June, in Rome, within the framework of the extensive training organised by the Italian National Asylum Commission for the 250 newly-hired caseworkers. Read more...
Extensive Training Programme for the EASO Interim Caseworkers in Italy
In the framework of the EASO Operating Plan with Italy, EASO hired additional interim caseworkers who will support the Italian Authorities in the asylum procedure. The EASO Training Unit organised an Extensive Training Programme in Rome between May and June for these newly-hired caseworkers who will be deployed in support of the Territorial Commissions and Questura in Italy. Read more...