9th EASO Consultative Forum Plenary Meeting - Brussels, 12th November 2019

EASO has the pleasure to announce the organisation of the 9th edition of its Consultative Forum Plenary Meeting, entitled “The initial steps of the asylum procedure”, and scheduled to take place on the 12th of November in Brussels

The 2018 EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU+ signals a trend of EU Member States introducing a number of changes in the initial steps of the asylum procedure to obtain as much information as possible from applicants at an early stage, aiming to ensure that applications are processed swiftly, comprehensively and in an informed manner. This year’s plenary meeting aims to explore the following key questions:

  • What are some of the new measures and tools that are being introduced by Member States to streamline the initial phase of the asylum procedure?
  • What impact do such new measures and tools have on applicants for international protection?
  • What role do civil society organisations play in guaranteeing effective access to procedural safeguards during the initial steps of the asylum procedure?
  • How is EASO involved in the initial steps of the procedure, and how can EASO and civil society organisations improve cooperation during the initial steps of the asylum procedure?

Registrations for this event closed on 4 November.

Meeting documents:

We are looking forward to your participation. 

For any further enquiry, please contact us at Consultative-Forum@easo.europa.eu.