Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Resettlement, a transatlantic meeting, Frontex, GENSEN...



  • In May the European Asylum Support Office participated in a skills share day organised by the EU Resettlement Network, indicating it's clear role in ensuring that solidarity does not remain an intra-EU term and principle but that it is understood in its broader, global framework.  Mr. Claus Folden representated EASO during the Closing Plenary 'Moving Forward under an EU Resettlement Programme';


  • In May/June Dr. Visser attended a Washington meeting of the Migration Policy Institute's Transatlantic Council on Migration.  According to the MPI press release, the aim of the plenary meeting is to "identify innovative, practical policy solutions that curb the influence of these bad actors by shrinking the grey area in which they operate"...with the bad actors being smugglers, traffickers, employers exploiting migrants, etc.;

  • Following our earlier post where we referred to EASO's membership of Frontex's Consultative Forum, you can also read Frontex's Management Board Decision No. 12/2012 of 23 May 2012 on the Composition of Frontex Consultative Forum.  EASO's participation, by invitation, is included in Article 2;


  • In case you missed the excellent GENSEN report, looking into the treatment of gender-based asylum claims in 9 EU MS, you can also get it here. And on this subject, had you seen our guest post by MEP Jean Lambert?


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