EJTN and EASO continue building their working relationship

Monday, December 11, 2017

  • EJTN recently welcomed the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to Brussels to review and continue their working relationship.
  • An autumn 2017 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) set out a course for mutual endeavours to reinforce judicial training across Europe.

EJTN had the pleasure of recently welcoming the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), an agency of the European Union, in Brussels as a follow-up opportunity for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two organisations in autumn 2017.

On October 6th 2017, EJTN signed an MoU with EASO to formalise a promising cooperation between the two institutions. The signing took place between EASO’s Executive Director, Mr Jose Carreira and EJTN’s Secretary General, Judge Wojciech Postulski.

The penned MoU, covering a wide field of mutual endeavours in asylum law-related activities and training materials, addressed such concrete actions such as disseminating information on EASO’s activities and materials as well as participating in EASO’s Network of Courts and Tribunals.

This December meeting at EJTN in Brussels provided for the next step in the implementation of the penned MoU. The meeting was an opportunity to review progress so far, begin a detailed mapping of the asylum law-related jurisdictions and entities training judges hearing asylum law cases and discuss a multi-level approach to the dissemination of EASO’s activities, materials and calls for participants and experts.

Importantly, the meeting also allowed for the nomination of an EJTN representative in the selection committee established for the purposes of determining EASO’s pool of judicial trainers.

Delivering greater synergies within judicial training
Building on the vital work completed so far, follow up discussions will be held this December, and EJTN’s Secretary General will travel to EASO’s Malta office in mid-January 2018 for the Annual Coordination and Planning Meeting of the EASO Network of Court and Tribunal Members.

In addition to cooperating with its Members and Observers, EJTN works closely with its nearly 20 European partners across a wide field of initiatives and projects. EJTN is proud to continue its vital relationship with EASO and strive toward delivering greater synergies within judicial training.