Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Practical Cooperation Issued in the Field of Asylum - seminar

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) is organising a seminar entitled ‘Practical Cooperation Issues in the Field of Asylum’, on 19-20 May in Maastricht (the Netherlands). According to the seminar description:

“The seminar will focus on the concept of the Common European Asylum System which is intended to be built in two phases. The goal pursued in the first phase was to harmonise the Member States’ legal frameworks on the basis of common minimum standards. The goal in the second stage should be to achieve a higher common standard of protection, including better equality of protection across the EU and a higher degree of intra-EU solidarity, which should not be at the expense of support, notably in the form of resettlement for third countries. The seminar will look in particular into questions of quality and efficiency in the asylum process whilst putting an emphasis on the role of the European Asylum Support Office. It will also address problems with the application of the EU minimum standards and implications for third countries, illustrate ‘good’ and ‘less good’ practices, as well as examining the influence of human rights in the context of the Charter of and the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The seminar is targeted to public officials, legislators, administrators, professionals & NGOs.

Organisers/participants are of course invited to share information, comments & documentation with me for posting on the blog.

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