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Challenges in monitoring forced returns monitoring

The Greek Ombudsman held a conference on the challenges for Greece and Europe in monitoring returns.

FRA joins discussions on the role of forced return monitoring, persisting issues encountered during forced removals of non-EU nationals from EU Member States, as well as the functioning of the pool of monitors used for removal operations organised by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).

FRA also supported a training session for forced return monitoring staff of the Greek Ombudsman. The training was delivered jointly with UNHCR and Frontex. The event took place in Athens on 21 November.