Promoting alternatives to immigration detention

The agency spoke during a panel discussion at a conference in Strasbourg on 4 April on alternatives to immigration detention.

It talked about lessons learned for the future, suggesting that Member States should have a toolbox with different alternatives at their disposal which they can combine depending on the individual profile of the person. To promote compliance with the alternative imposed, FRA also underlined the importance of building trust with migrants and engage with them in a respectful and dignified manner.

The event was organised by the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the European Migration Network.