Asylos and ARC Foundation 10th Anniversary Training Series



I would like to participate in the following webinar(s):

We are sorry. There are no more outstanding training webinars. The last webinar in this series took place in March 2021.

Our webinars are targeted towards legal representatives and those providing COI support in the UK.

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

Please note that we are running two types of workshops repeatedly. Therefore, please do not register for more than one workshop with the same title.



The Basic COI training webinar covers 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

In the specialised Child-Focused Country of Origin Information 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 UK 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.


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

Registration for this event is on a first come first served basis. If you register for the event but for whatever reason cannot eventually attend, we require you to let us know by emailing Lara Casalotti so that we can allocate your spot to someone else.

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