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Seminar on the Access to State-Funded Legal Assistance in Asylum and Return Procedures in Poland

On December 14, 2023, the final seminar was held, entitled: “Access to State-Funded Legal Assistance in Asylum and Return Procedures in Poland”, as part of the project ” PAŃSTWO-NGOsy-CUDZOZIEMCY: Monitoring wdrażania ustawowej pomocy prawnej.” Speaker Tomasz Sieniow presented the results of two years of research on foreigners’ access to free legal assistance. The seminar was organized in cooperation with UNHCR Poland, and the panel was opened by Christine Goyer (Deputy Representative of UNHCR in Poland) and Aleksandra Wacko from the Norwegian Embassy in Poland, who acted on behalf of the Active Citizens Program, representing the EEA Grants funders. Comments on the report were provided by Dr. Iryna Kozak-Balaniuk. (Wydział Prawa, Prawa Kanonicznego i Administracji Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego – WPPKiA KUL, Anna Trylińska (The Center of Migration Research, Uniwersytet Wrocławski – GAPs Return Migration) and Maria Pamula (UNHCR Polska).

The key findings of the project in asylum context are the following:

Th key findings of the project in return context are the following:

We would like to thank all the guests who came and those who connected with us remotely, and especially the experts for participating in the discussion.

The project is implemented with a grant from the Active Citizens – National Fund funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Funds


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