8 June 2016

Meeting of the members of the Board of EASO in Malta

During the meeting there was a discourse, in particular, concerning activities of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in 2015, situation in the so called “hotspots” in Italy and Greece, as well as the new EASO website. Mr Rafal Rogala – Head of the Office for Foreigners – participated in the two-day meeting.

The meeting of the members of the Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) began with the presentation of the annual report concerning the situation of refugees in the European Union. Thereafter, the main actions of EASO, which were implemented in 2015, were summarized. Moreover, the current situation in Italy and Greece was discussed, as well as the degree of involvement of EASO in implementation of the EU agreement with Turkey.

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is the Agency of the European Union, established to promote closer cooperation in the field of asylum, and support member states in the implementation of their European and international obligations within this issue. EASO plays the role of the expert center in the field of asylum. In addition, the Office supports the member states, whose systems of asylum are loaded the most.