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About the Speech:

Mr Carreira outlined how EASO is playing a key role in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and is committed to translating the core values of the CEAS – equity and fairness – into practice and to ensure that all Member States deal with individual asylum cases in a coherent way. Mr Carreira analysed the evolving role of EASO, explaining why and how the Agency should represent a key pillar in the development and implementation of the Common European Asylum system. He focused on EASO operations in the hotspots and the future role of the Agency.

About the Speaker:

José Carreira is the Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office in Malta. From 2002 to early 2016 when he was appointed as Executive Director of EASO, Mr Carreira worked in senior management positions in several EU agencies in Spain, Germany, Greece, the UK, Poland and France.