EU Agencies issue report on joint actions to address Trafficking in Human Beings

On the occasion of the 8th Anti-Trafficking day (18 October), the European Police College (CEPOL), Europol, Eurojust, The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), have issued a report on their joint actions in the field of THB.

The report is annexed to the European Commission’s “Midterm report on the Implementation of the EU Strategy towards the eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016”.

See the press release. See the European Commission’s “Midterm report”.

Chechnya in Focus: EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Chechnya

EASO published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Chechnya: Women, Marriage, Divorce and Child Custody’. The report gives an account of the situation of women in Chechnya and of how their situation has changed since Ramzan Kadyrov became President in 2007.

See the Press release. See the Report.
Other COI reports are available here.

EASO issues Newsletter September

The EASO Newsletter for September 2014 has been issued and can be found here. Previous newsletters are available here. In this edition you will find the following:

-Editorial p1
-Publication: Tools and Tips for Online COI Research p2
-UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits EASO p3
-Commissioner Malmström visits EASO p4
-Final evaluation of EASO’s support to Bulgaria p6
-Update on EASO joint processing activities p7
-Latest asylum trends p8
-EASO Training Curriculum p9
-Training update p9
-EASO Training National Contact Point meeting p9
-Didactic workshop p9
-Annual didactic seminar p9
-Age assessment meeting p10
-Next steps in activities related to children p10
-Meeting on Dublin Regulation p10
-JHA Contact Group meeting p11
-3rd EASO-UNHCR consultations p11
-Update on the ENPI project p12
-EASO info event at the European Parliament p13
-Kick-off COI specialist network on Afghanistan p13
-EASO to publish 3rd COI report on Afghanistan p13
-EASO addresses CDT translators p13
-TFM pilot project on facilitation p14
-EASO launches cooperation with Norway p14
-EASO notices (including vacancies) p15

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Somalia in Focus: EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Somalia

EASO published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘South and Central Somalia: Country Overview’. The report provides a comprehensive overview of facts relevant for the asylum application process of Somali nationals in several EU+ countries (EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland).

See the press release. See the report.

EASO presents reports and latest asylum trends at the European Parliament

During today’s meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) presented the EASO Annual Activity Report for
2013, the Annual Report on the situation of asylum in the EU 2013, and the EASO multi-annual work programme 2014 – 2016 “Towards a coherent implementation of the Common European Asylum
System”. EASO also presented the latest asylum trends for 2014. See press release

Press release: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres visits EASO

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr António Guterres opened the 15th Management Board meeting, as a special guest, with a presentation on global forced displacement and protection challenges, with particular focus on the responses in the European Union. The presentation was followed by an exchange of views with the EASO Management Board representatives.

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Press release: Commissioner Malmström visits EASO

Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström visited the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) on 4 September to discuss EASO’s achievements and the progress made by EASO in enhancing the implementation of the Common European Asylum System, as well as to discuss the latest asylum trends.

See the press release.

 Press conference:

Highlights:

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EASO issues open call for input on Annual Report and Activity Report

EASO has issued an open call for civil society to provide input on EASO’s 2013 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU and on its Annual Activity Report for 2013. More information can be found here.

Civil society organisations not yet registered to the EASO Consultative Forum may apply here.

EASO issues Newsletter July-August

The EASO Newsletter for July-August 2014 has been issued and can be found here. Previous newsletters are available here. In this edition you will find the following:

  • -Editorial p1
  • -EASO publishes Annual Report p1
  • -EASO participates in the informal JHA Council p1
  • -Parliament appoints Juncker as Commission President p3
  • -Latest asylum trends p4
  • -EASO Training Curriculum p5
  • -Overview of EASO training activities p5
  • -Dublin III Regulation module p5
  • -Activities on Unaccompanied Children p6
  • -EASO participates in German Parliament hearing p7
  • -Upcoming event: EASO to present annual reports at the European Parliament p7
  • -Upcoming event: EASO’s 15th Management Board meeting p7
  • -Interim assessment on the implementation of the EASO Operating Plan for Greece p7
  • -EASO implements the first activity in Cyprus p8
  • -EASO organises study visit to Denmark and Sweden p8
  • -EASO Practical Cooperation Workshop on Ukraine p9
  • -EASO organises COI Portal training in Greece p9
  • -EASO notices (including vacancies) p10

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Press release: Interim assessment on the implementation of the EASO Operating Plan for Greece

EASO published an interim assessment on the implementation of the EASO Operating Plan for Greece. This interim assessment report looks into the state of implementation of the EASO support measures (contained in the EASO Operating Plan for Greece), compares the current situation with the situation in March 2011, identifies the changes made till end of May 2014 and highlights where further efforts are needed.

See the press release

See the assessment