Who are involved:
European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) /formerly EASO | Ministry of Interior (MoI), General Directorate of the Civil Registry, Migration and Refugees (DGEC-MR)
EUAA's (formerly EASO) GRF Asylum Offer:
Niger's GRF Asylum Commitment:
Summary of Support
In Niger, past initiatives conducted by the Government with the support of UNHCR resulted into the commitment to reform the Asylum framework. Under the auspices of the Asylum Capacity Support Group (ACSG), Niger is determined to strengthen the quality and efficiency of its Asylum and Reception system.
EUAA (formerly EASO) and the Government of Niger have agreed to develop a pilot bilateral cooperation to enhance asylum and reception capacity in Niger. The project will be implemented in a complementary fashion to EUAA’s regional pilot project under the regional development and protection programme (RDPP) for North Africa (NA) and under the framework of the Asylum Capacity Support Group (ACSG) Mechanism.
The specific support to be provided under the project is still under discussion but will focus on identified unmet needs including within the reception system. EUAA and Niger see this pilot project as an opportunity to continue promoting and enhancing asylum and reception-related matters in Niger.
The activities to be implemented as part of the EUAA/Niger partnership are expected to commence early 2022. The precise activities, when finalized, will be available on this page.