Communication multipliers meeting discusses asylum issues

On 31 March, EASO held its first meeting with communication and press officers who work on asylum across EU Member States.

The meeting's goal was to set up a ‘communication multipliers’ network for EU information on asylum to enhance the practical cooperation between press officers working in EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies. One of the issues discussed was the media's lack of knowledge on migration issues and concepts, leading to inaccurate reporting on asylum, refugees or economic migrants. A possible media toolkit on migration to be jointly developed between EASO, Frontex and FRA, under the leadership of DG Communication, was discussed.