Focusing on vulnerable groups in asylum procedures

The Agency discussed with Member States and civil society representatives the creation of an EASO network of vulnerability experts.

The meeting, hosted by EASO in Valletta on 25 and 26 April, was attended by 16 Member States, Frontex, UNHCR, IOM and NGOs. The participants showed great interest in the establishment of such a network in order to exchange information, develop practical tools, discuss common challenges and organise study visits.

The thematic focus will be children, unaccompanied and with their families, gender identity and sexual orientation, victims of gender-based violence, victims of trafficking and survivors of torture.