Year: 2019
Type: Technical
Regions: Europe
Contributors: States

1. Support the Asylum Capacity Support Group (ACSG); Norway supports the establishment of the Asylum Capacity Support Group. Given that it can be supported within existing budgets, Norway will be able to support the group with experts. How many and from which agencies will have to be considered on a case by case basis, taking into account the character of the request(s). 

2. Consider contributing with interpreters for UNHCR; Being aware of UNHCR’s challenges in finding competent interpreters in some refugee situations, Norway will consider whether it will be possible to contribute with interpreters from Norway – funded by Norway fully or by sharing costs with UNHCR in relevant situations. 

3. Bilateral Cooperation with Host Countries and Countries of Origin; Norway finds it important to have bilateral cooperation with states facing challenges in the migration field, be they host countries, countries of origin or both. Norway is aiming at cooperating with up to nine states directly and/or with for instance IOM, UNHCR or other organisations as implementing partners. The projects will be aiming at supporting capacity building within migration management and systems more in general, by offering assistance from Norwegian personnel in relevant countries and/or inviting personnel from relevant countries to Norway. There will be a bilateral agreement on which topics to focus on.  Projects can also be relating to offering support for necessary equipment, information projects, assisting in various ways for reintegration etc.