The Odysseus Network has published a training module on the legal obligations and the practical implementation of alternatives to detention in the EU.

The training module, conceived as an interactive tool, provides trainers with background material, a suggested structure and group exercises for reflection.

After being adapted to the national context and translated, the module will be used in workshops that will take place in Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovakia before February 2015. The workshops will target practitioners from the field of migration and asylum deciding on who should be placed in detention, government representatives who will be involved in transposing EU directives and designing alternatives to detention in their countries, members of civil society committed to the promotion of alternatives to detention, and legal representatives of asylum seekers.

The training module is to be used in combination with the research produced in the framework of the project, due by 6February 2015, which is the date of the project’s final conference in Brussels.

The Made Real project on alternatives to detention in the EU is co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.


This article originally appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 21November 2014. You can subscribe to the Weekly Bulletin here.