Sunday, 3 April 2011

EASO in international refugee law seminar (May 2011)

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), the Danish Ministry of Refugees, Immigration and Integration Affairs, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Aarhus University School of Law are jointly organising a seminar entitled “The State of International Refugee Law, EU HArmonisation and the Nordic Legacy”.

The seminar will be held on 26-27 May in Copenhagen, and participation is free of charge.

EASO features prominently on the event’s programme:

Day 1 Plenary - The European Asylum Support Office (EASO): Objectives and Work Plans; Rob Visser, Executive Director of EASO [TBC]; Madeline Garlick, Co-Director, UNHCR, Brussels

Day 1 Workshop - Member States and EASO – Quality Assurance and Capacity Building; Paper Presenter: “How to Square the Circle between Domestic Budgetary Constraints and the Increased Need for EASO Involvement Inside and Outside of the EU?”, Thomas Vom Braucke, Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs.

I doubt I’ll be able to attend, but I’ll try obtaining seminar information and documentation for further distribution.


  1. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the second paper you mention above has now been posted on the seminar web page at
    Cheers, Elisa