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Project News: FReM II organises a two day workshop in Sweden to support the establishment of a forced-return monitoring system

9 February 2018

A two day workshop on the establishment of a forced-return monitoring system in Sweden is organised within the EU funded project Forced-Return Monitoring II (FReM II) on 8-9 February 2018 at the Swedish Migration Agency in Stockholm, Sweden.

The main objective of the workshop is to discuss the set-up of a national monitoring system in Sweden in accordance with the requirements of Article 8(6) of the Return Directive (2008/115/EC) and the Swedish contribution to the Frontex pool of forced-return monitors in accordance with Article 29 of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation (2016/1624).

The workshop is attended by the representatives from the Swedish Migration Agency, the Swedish Police, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman Office, the Swedish Red Cross, the Civil Rights Defender, the Fundamental Rights Officer from Frontex, experts from the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Austria, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees of Germany and the Inspectorate of Security and Justice of the Netherlands and the ICMPD.

Strengthening national forced-return monitoring systems in EU MSs is one of the thematic dimensions and priorities of the project. It organises fact finding, expert missions and trainings for project partner countries that have requested support to build up, further strengthen or operationalise their national forced-return monitoring systems.


Download the FReM II project description here