On 19 February, EASO reopened the online training module on Reception (part of EASO training curriculum) for European asylum officials.
The reception module targets practitioners who are in direct contact with applicants for international protection in the reception context, irrespective of their employer (the state, a non-governmental organisation, a private contractor, a municipality, etc.). The training is in line with the provisions of the Reception Conditions Directive.
During this training, trainees study the international and European legal framework within which the current Reception Conditions Directive was adopted. They learn about the various phases in the reception process, including the identification of the special needs of applicants for international protection and working with vulnerable groups.
Additionally, trainees are introduced to the role of the reception officer and are taught a wide range of skills that can help them in their daily work. Online studies will be followed by face-to-face Train-the-Trainers sessions on 20-21 of March at EASO’s Headquarters in Malta.