The Agency and the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels on 30 November to facilitate and strengthen cooperation in the area of migration.
The Agency will share expertise and best practices with the Ministry concerning fundamental rights issues connected to the reception and identification of newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers. This will particularly focus on initial reception, identification and registration procedures, identification and referral of people with specific protection needs such as unaccompanied children, suspected victims of trafficking and vulnerable people, reception conditions, child protection safeguards, respect for the right to be heard and the right to an effective remedy.
In this context, the Agency, in cooperation with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, will train staff from the Greek Reception and Identification Service in the hotspots. Training has been planned for 8-9 December in Kos and 19-20 December 2016 in Leros.