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The meeting was attended by representatives from the Italian Government; the European Commission’s Italian Hotspot Team, EU Agencies such as FRONTEX, EASO, Europol, and UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration. It is being followed up with a best practice workshop for the new staff of the new hotspot in Messina. On 29 September, FRA gave a presentation at the EASO’s Consultative Forum Regional Thematic Meeting on ‘EASO Operations: Lessons Learned’ which took place on 29 September in Trapani. FRA focused on its work on asylum and migration, including its Opinions to the European Parliament, studies and monthly reports; and the operational engagement in Greece and Italy focusing on fundamental rights challenges.