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Return experts discuss alternatives to detention

FRA provided fundamental rights insights during a thematic workshop of the European Migration Network Return Expert Group.

The workshop focussed on alternatives to detention in practice.

The event aimed at increasing the knowledge and understanding of effective alternatives to detention in return procedures.

The European Commission and the Civil Registry and Migration Department of Cyprus organised the workshop.

Member State representatives, mainly working on the implementation and enforcing of return policies, alongside representatives of EU Agencies, international organisations and civil society organisations attended the event.

FRA focused on the EU return laws, including case law, and alternatives to detention. It drew on the Agency’s research in this area the matter.

The event took place from 13 to 14 June in Larnaca.