EASO External Dimension activities In accordance with its founding regulation, EASO is fully involved in the external dimension of the Common European Asylum System, coordinating "the exchange of information and other action taken on issues arising from the implementation of instruments and mechanisms relating to the external dimension of the CEAS". The External Action Strategy elaborated by EASO comprises different forms of active engagement in this context, in particular capacity building -including training- and resettlement. In the area of resettlement, EASO offers bilateral and multilateral support to Member States with the aim of enhancing their resettling capacity. Based on a feasibility assessment, a pilot project for Resettlement Support Facility (RSF) in Turkey was launched. Third Country support comprises delivery of capacity building activities in various areas in Third Countries (TCs) in line with EASO’s geographic priorities. In 2018 EASO activities in external dimension focused on Turkey and Western Balkan countries through e.g. IPA II Programme “Regional Support to Protection-sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey, activities under Roadmaps with Serbia and North Macedonia, two subsequent Roadmaps Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) of the Turkish Ministry of Interior. Activities were also organized in the MENA region.More information can be found in section 4.4 of EASO General Annual Report (forthcoming).
EASO External Dimension activities