An important method for communicating with civil society takes place on the basis of electronic consultations. The Consultative Forum members are consulted on many of EASO's key documents. Electronic consultations are open to all members of the Consultative Forum and are used as much as possible as they ensure the broadest possible outreach, facilitating organisations to contribute in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, some consultations may also, for various reasons, be restricted to selected CF members. In those cases, selection is carried out on the basis of the following set of selection criteria:

  • Relevance – of the organisation’s participation vis-à-vis the theme(s) discussed by the Consultative Forum.
  • Knowledge and Expertise – degree of knowledge and expertise in the area(s) being dealt with by the Consultative Forum.
  • Availability – of the organisation to get involved in the work of the Consultative Forum.
  • Involvement at national and EU level – degree of involvement of the organisation in the relevant area(s) at national and EU level (European orientation).
  • Affiliation – of the organisation in relevant networks/groups.
  • Relationship – of the organisation with EASO and/or involvement in EU Practical cooperation measures/training/academic activities in the field of asylum.

Overview of planned consultations with civil society in 2021

Consultation Description Deadline Target AudienceStatus

Call for input to the EASO Asylum Report 2021

Thursday 25 FebruaryCivil society organisationsClosed

Consultation on the Staff Welfare Guide

Friday 14 MayCivil society organisationsClosed

Call for feedback on the EASO 2022 Work Programme

Monday 15 MarchCivil society organisationsClosed
Call for input from Civil Society on survey for the 2021 Annual Plenary Meeting Thursday 10 June Civil society organisations Closed 

Call for feedback on the EASO General Report 2020

Thursday 22 JulyCivil society organisationsClosed
Evaluation survey of the 2021 EASO Asylum Report N/ACivil society organisationsQ3/4
Consultation on the EUAA Preliminary Draft Work Programme 2023Friday 26 NovemberMembers of the Consultative Forum22 January 2022

Input from Civil Society to the EASO Asylum Report 2021