Reducing the risk of refoulement in external border management

During a recent SHADE MED meeting from 8 to 9 June, the Agency shared some of its research findings and encouraged the use of its guidance on how to reduce the risk of refoulement in external border management when working in or together with non-EU countries.

The meeting is a biannual event organised by the EU NAVFORMED, the EU naval operation in the Central Mediterranean, also referred to as Operation Sophia. Participants included the different forces operating in the central Mediterranean, the European Commission, EU and UN agencies as well as representatives from other authorities, NGOs, the shipping industry and academia.