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Civil Society and the Consultative Forum

Civil society organisations play an important role in the debate on and implementation of asylum policy. Their specific expertise and knowledge is synergetic and is often of added-value to the Agency’s work. The EUAA is committed to maintaining a close dialogue with relevant civil society organisations and competent bodies active in the field of asylum and reception.

The Consultative Forum 

The Consultative Forum is the Agency’s main channel for cooperation with civil society. Cooperation between the Agency and civil society is defined in Article 50 of the EUAA Regulation, which calls upon the Agency to maintain a close dialogue with relevant civil society organisations and competent bodies and to set up a Consultative Forum to that purpose as mechanism for the exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge. 

The Consultative Forum was initially established in 2011 as part of the European Asylum Support Office and has subsequently been re-constituted under the EUAA in a revised format and with a reinforced mandate. 

Management Board Decision No 111 establishes the Consultative Forum under the EUAA and sets out the rules regarding its composition and conditions for transmitting information thereto. The Management Board Decision will, in due time, be complemented by the working methods, which are to be established by the Consultative Forum itself.

Who can become a member of the EUAA Consultative Forum?  

In accordance with the EUAA Regulation and the MB Decision No 111, the Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and UNHCR are members of the EUAA Consultative Forum, having accepted the invitation. The Consultative Forum is further open for participation by relevant civil society organisations and competent bodies operating in the field of asylum policy at local, regional, national, Union or international level – provided they meet the conditions as set out in Annex 1 of MB Decision No 111. Following an open call for expressions of interest, the below organisations are currently members of the EUAA Consultative Forum.

Download the list of the EUAA Consultative Forum members


How to become a member of the EUAA Consultative Forum?

The call for expressions of interest from relevant civil society organisations and bodies to become members of the EUAA Consultative Forum remains open indefinitely. Should you be interested to join the Consultative Forum, here is what you should do: 



For any queries, please contact:


Consultative Forum Activities
Annual Work Plan 2024  EUAA Consultative Forum


Input from Civil Society to the Asylum Report 2024

  1. Aditus Foundation
  2. Arca di Noè Società Cooperativa Sociale 
  3. Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration - ASGI
  4. Association for legal intervention | Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej
  5. AsyLex
  6. Asylos 
  7. Asylrättscentrum | Swedish Refugee Law Center
  8. Asylum Protection Center
  9. Border Violence Monitoring Network - BVMN
  10. Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw and SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  11. Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR) | Spanish Commission for Refugees
  12. Convive -Fundación Cepaim
  13. Council on Refugee Women in Bulgaria
  14. Danish Refugee Council -DRC
  15. DRC Greece
  16. Dutch Advisory Council on Migration
  17. Equal Legal Aid
  18. Estonian Refugee Council
  19. European Council on Refugees and Exiles - ECRE
  20. European Council on Refugees and Exiles -ECRE (publications)
  21. European Network of Migrant Women
  22. European Network on Statelessness
  23. Forum Réfugiés 
  24. Greek Council for Refugees 
  25. Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
  26. Hungarian Helsinki Committee
  27. International Rescue Committee (IRC) Hellas
  28. International Rescue Committee (IRC) Italy
  29. Irish Refugee Council
  30. Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Malta
  31. Lithuanian Red Cross Society 
  32. Macedonian Young Lawyers Association
  33. Migrant Integration Center - Brasov
  34. Migrant Offshore Aid Station - MOAS
  35. Missing Children Europe
  36. Nansen, The Belgian Refugee Council
  37. Network for Children’s Rights 
  38. Organisation for Aid to Refugees - OPU
  39. Romanian National Council for Refugees
  40. Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  41. Stichting Nidos 


Go to archive to see EUAA Consultative Forum activities in 2023.


CF Working Methods