FRA meets with European Asylum Support Office

On 13 April 2012 the Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) visited the FRA. Information on current projects of mutual interest was exchanged.

The FRA updated the EASO on the state of play of its project relating to the treatment of third-country nationals at the EU's external borders and on follow-up activities planned after the publication of the research on the situation of migrants in an irregular situation in the EU. The meeting identified possible areas of cooperation between the two agencies. A concrete example of collaboration may be the production of the planned handbook currently being prepared by the FRA, together with the European Court of Human Rights, on asylum, immigration and border controls.