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Researching and Using Country of Origin Information

This basic training webinar will cover the following topics:
  • What is country of origin information (COI), when can it be used and what are its limits
  • How to frame research questions and develop a research strategy
  • Identifying sources of COI that address these questions and applying practical research techniques
  • Understanding quality criteria for researching, selecting and presenting COI
  • Presenting COI to decision makers according to best practice in the UK
  • How to request research from Asylos and ARC Foundation
  • Background and information on how to use the Afghanistan COI Repository

Child-Focused Country of Origin Information

In this thematic webinar we will discuss the legal instruments and principles that lay out the various ways in which protection claims from children need to be treated differently to those from adults in refugee status determination procedures. This will include the various different considerations and legal interpretations, that decision makers in the should apply when assessing children’s asylum claims, and what this means for UK-based researchers conducting child-focused COI. The workshop involves practical case studies to demonstrate how child specific issues can translate into appropriate research strategies.

Please Note:

It is strongly recommended that you have attended the basic webinar before you attend the specialised child focused webinar.

All webinars will take place on Zoom. As a participant of any webinar, you will be asked to read the digital training handbook by ARC Foundation and Asylos ahead of the session. As a participant of the child-focused webinar, you will be sent an additional handbook by email after the session. 

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* 1. What are your FIRST names?

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* 2. What are your LAST names?

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* 3. What Organisation do you work for?

*Please note that we only accept trainees from approved partner organisations, and we have limited capacity to take on new partner organisations

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* 4. Which town/city do you work/volunteer in?

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* 5. In which UK region is that?

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* 6. What is your e-mail address?

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* 7. Refugee Action will store personal data about you, including (but not limited to) your name, the organisation you work for, the town/city you work in, any contact details you give us, any courses you book and your progress toward regulation, including assessment results and registration with the OISC.

Refugee Action will use this information to administer courses, monitor and evaluate the impact of the project and provide anonymised statistics to funders.

Refugee Action may pass your name, e-mail, organisation, and town/city to ARC Foundation and Asylos upon request for them to use for evaluation purposes and to provide anonymised statistics to funders.

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