EASO Newsletter September 2017

 

EASO’s Executive Director visits Cyprus to reaffirm support to the country’s asylum services 
On 20 September 2017, The Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), José Carreira, visited Cyprus in the framework of the agency’s ongoing efforts to enhance its support to Cyprus. Read more...

Meetings held outside EASO

EASO meets with Eritrean Diaspora in Italy
At an event in Rome on 30 September 2017, EASO, with support from the UNHCR and the European Commission, organised an information event with the Eritrean diaspora in Italy. Read more...

EASO Consultative Forum: Regional Thematic Meeting in Trapani
On 29 September, representatives from EASO, the European Commission and the Italian authorities, held discussions with representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) during a thematic meeting in Trapani, Italy. Read more...

Important meetings held at EASO

25th Management Board meeting held against backdrop of increase in EASO activities
On 26 and 27 September 2017, the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) met in Valletta, Malta to discuss the increasing activities of the Agency over the past few months. Read more...

Stories from the hotspots

Mobile Asylum Support Team in Athens: More than 20,000 applicants informed in 2017
Since the beginning of the year, the EASO Mobile Asylum Support Team of experts and interpreters in Athens provided information to more than 20,000 applicants for international protection, including on the relocation programme and Dublin family reunion on the Greek mainland. Read more...

The 3rd Rome Liaison’s Officers meeting on the status of Relocation
Following meetings in March and June, another Liaison’s Officers Meeting was held in Rome on Monday, 18 September, to give a comprehensive view of the status of the EU Emergency Relocation Scheme in Italy. Read more...

New measure to support the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents
EASO has been committed to vulnerable migrants, in particular to children arriving alone to Italy.  Read more...

Latest Asylum Trends

August 2017
In August, there were some 61 659 applications for international protection in the EU+ countries.Compared to the previous month, there was a 9 % increase, but a large decrease (- 55 %) compared to a year ago in August 2016. Read more...

External Dimension

 
 

Nigeria Immigration Service visits EASO headquarters
A six-member delegation from Nigeria’s Immigration Service visited EASO’s headquarters in Malta on 28 September.  Read more...

EASO and IOM support fYRoM and Serbia in transposing EASO curricula at national level
In the framework of the IPA II Project and in the margin of the National Steering Committee meetings, IOM is organising a series of meetings to support the transposition of the EASO and Frontex curricula into national systems. Read more...

EASO carries out National Training for Montenegro to complement the Regional IPA II Project
EASO carried out the first national rollout of its training module on Interview Techniques in Montenegro, to complement the IPA II Project. Read more...

EASO trains 13 participants from the Western Balkans and Turkey on Interviewing Vulnerable Persons in the Regional School of Public Administration in Montenegro
Two trainers from EU Member States, accompanied by one EASO trainer and two EASO staff, delivered an advanced EASO Training Module at the Regional School of Administration (ReSPA) in Montenegro, between 26 and 29 September. Read more...
 

National Steering Committee meetings for the Regional IPA II Project on ‘Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management’
Similar to last year, a first round of annual National Steering Committee meetings took place in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) on 18th September and in Serbia on 22nd September. Read more...

EASO Training and Workshops

Operational training for EASO deployed experts in Cyprus
Following a pilot session in August, on 18 September EASO organised an operational training for the experts deployed in Nicosia to support the Cypriot Asylum Service in backlog management. Read more...
 
Third meeting of the Working Group for the Development of the Resettlement training module
The development of a new training module on resettlement started in May this year. Read more...
 
Working Group on “Contingency Planning”, 19 – 21 September 2017
Between 19 and 21 September, the Working Group for the development of the “Guidance on contingency planning” met for the fourth and last time to discuss the feedback of the EU+ States on the draft version of July 2017. Read more...   
 
EASO Training Session in the training module on Dublin III Regulation for the Maltese Refugee Appeals Board (Malta, 6-7 September 2017)
On 6-7 September 2017, EASO organised for the first time a content training session in Malta on the training module on the Dublin III Regulation members of the Maltese Refugee Appeals Board (RAB). Read more...
 
EASO Trainers’ Network Meeting, 6-7 September 2017
Twelve Member States plus Norway participated in the 2017 Trainers’ Network Meeting – the yearly gathering allowing trainers of the EU+ Member States to exchange best practices and to keep themselves updated with the EASO Training Curriculum connected activities. Read more...
 
Development of materials: Judicial Practical Guide on Country of Origin
On the 20-21 September, the EASO Courts and Tribunals sector held the last working group meeting on drafting the Judicial Practical Guide (JPG) on Country of Origin Information (COI). Read more...
 
Operational training on reception of unaccompanied children in Cosenza
On the 21-22 September EASO, in close cooperation with the Department of Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Italian Ministry of Interior, organised a pilot operational training session on the reception of unaccompanied children in Cosenza, Italy. Read more...
 
Pilot professional development workshop: Evidence and Credibility Assessment
On 28-29 September, the EASO Courts and Tribunals sector organised a professional development pilot workshop on Evidence and Credibility Assessment (ECA), with the participation of 19 Judges from 12 different Member States. Read more...
 

Vacancies

 

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EASO/2017/TA/023 - Information Assistant - IDS (AST4)
EASO/2017/TA/025 - Head of Communications and Stakeholders Unit (AD10) 
EASO/2017/TA/021 - Administrative Assistant (AST 1)

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