TCP 1

TCP 1 – Managing of migration flows and asylum seekers

Health risks related to the daily operations of practitioners

Capability Gap Health risks related to the daily operations of practitioners Background Practitioners operate in a highly stressful environment, often amid humanitarian crises. They face health hazards related to both psychological and physical health, two aspects closely inter-related in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has made a huge impact on the psychology of …

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Existing technological tools used by practitioners are outdated

Capability Gap Existing technological tools used by practitioners are outdated Background There is a general lack of advanced technological mechanisms and resources at the disposal of practitioners, which would be vital in order to improve efficiency in preventive security measures. For example, there is a perceived need for sophisticated border crossing preventive mechanisms such as …

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Information databases / repositories from various practitioners at National and European level are not interconnected.

Capability Gap Information databases / repositories from various practitioners at National and European level are not interconnected. Background Information exchange among practitioners of EU Member States, as well as between Member States   and third countries, is of crucial importance. Limited access to information regarding third countries provides an additional obstacle. Municipalities, NGOs, and universities have …

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Lack of effective and enhanced cooperation among EU Member States, as well as between Member States and third countries – Need for an advanced return process 

Capability Gap Lack of effective and enhanced cooperation among EU Member States, as well as between Member States and third countries – Need for an advanced return process. Background A priority of utmost importance is the effective cooperation not only among Member States but also with third countries, whether they are countries of origin or …

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No adequate training is provided to practitioners regarding current legislation with respect to migrant smuggling and the protection of unaccompanied minors.

Capability Gap No adequate training is provided to practitioners regarding current legislation with respect to migrant smuggling and the protection of unaccompanied minors. Background There is a need for consistent and continuous training regarding identification techniques at the external borders, which should mainly consist of screening technology and up-to-date workshops on investigative tools, persecution processes, …

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Insufficient means and lack of coordination for effective Search and Rescue (SaR) Operations

Capability Gap Insufficient means and lack of coordination for effective Search and Rescue (SaR)Operations Background Although search and rescue as a definition is not present in the online Cambridge dictionary (2021)[1] Science Daily[2] defines as search and rescue (SAR) an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in …

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Need for a common European migration and asylum policy and need to amend and reinforce the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), so that practitioners’ requirements and needs are represented within the CEAS network

Capability Gap Need for a common European migration and asylum policy and need to amend and reinforce the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), so that practitioners’ requirements and needs are represented within the CEAS network. Background The Common European Asylum System (CEAS) (negotiations started in 1999) is a legal and policy framework developed to guarantee …

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Absence of an independent authority (eg. Observatory) to monitor NGO operations

Capability Gap Absence of an independent authority (e.g. Observatory) to monitor NGO operations Background There are institutions monitoring the application of human rights and checking this at both national level and higher levels (e.g., at the EU level or with FRA institution, an organization in charge of monitoring migration issues and human rights). However, these …

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Health risks related to the daily operations of practitioners

Capability Gap [1.CGF.11] Health risks related to the daily operations of practitioners Background Public health considerations such as pandemics and infectious diseases present risks that have yet to be dealt with and challenges that effect practitioners’ operations.  Moreover, practitioners operating at the external EU borders are exposed to an increased health risk. Before travelling to third world countries visitors are requested to have …

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