The European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) and the Czech Ministry of Interior signed an operating plan that will help Czechia register and provide protection to Ukrainians seeking safety. The Agency is supporting an unprecedented 11 EU Member States and Moldova with their asylum, reception and temporary protection needs.
As part of the plan, the EUAA will support additional registration capacity in the Alien Police Service, as well as reception capacity at the Refugee Facilities Administration by training 150 new recruits and providing technological support to the national administrations, as they assist people displaced by the war in Ukraine.
The EUAA’s support to Czechia will have three main objectives:
- Assist in training 150 new national recruits responsible for registering asylum and temporary protection applicants. The Agency will also provide training on reception, so that officials can identify vulnerable persons, such as women and children at risk of trafficking;
- Provide up to 200 reception units, and assist in site planning;
- Provide technological support with registration so that national authorities can correctly register Ukrainian and other applicants in line with Common European Asylum System and temporary protection rules.
The EUAA is supporting 11 EU Member States with different aspects of their asylum and reception systems. In an unprecedented step, it has also begun to provide support in a third country, Moldova.