coi-training.net Forum Index

Who can participate?


The training programme is developed for persons involved in procedures determining refugee status or other forms of international protection:

  • Decision-makers:
    officials at first instance and appeal instances deciding on applicants’ claims (admissibility procedure, merits procedure, review, border police, immigration officers, eligibility officers, magistrates/judges)
  • Legal advisers:
    NGO staff or lawyers providing legal assistance to an applicant
  • COI users:
    any member of the above groups
  • COI researchers:
    staff member of a COI unit not involved in legal assistance or decision-making
  • UNHCR field officers

Blended Learning Courses consist of four weeks e-training course followed by a one day face-to-face training.

Pure E-Learning self-study courses are based on UNHCR's e-learning module on the role of COI in refugee status determination.

COI Workshops are tailored to the needs of the respective target groups and can take between half a day and two days.

For information on planned courses or any other questions related to COI Training, please contact us: training.accord@redcross.at

Next Training Course:

Currently, no open Blended Learning Course is scheduled. Several workshops for closed groups will take place throughout 2017.

Past Training Courses

DateType of trainingTarget GroupFace-to-face meetingNo. of participants
05/2017 Workshop Students Graz 10
04/2017 Workshop Judges Vienna 12
04/2017 2 Workshops Decision makers Turkey 52
02/2017 Blended learning course Legal advisors, lawyers, researchers Vienna 25
01/2017 3 Workshops Decision makers, lawyers Hong Kong 40
11/2016 Workshop Students Graz 16
10/2016 Workshop Legal advisors Vienna 25
09/2016 Workshop Legal advisors, lawyers, researchers Copenhagen 50
06-07/2016 8 Workshops Decision makers Several Austrian cities 140
06/2016 Workshop Judges Vienna 13
06/2016 Workshop Students Graz 19
04/2016 Workshop Legal advisors Salzburg 10
03/2016 Blended learning course Decision makers, legal representatives, UNHCR Dublin 26
02/2016 Blended learning course Legal advisors, researchers, decision makers Vienna 31
01/2016 Workshop tba Tblisi 25
04/2015 Blended learning course Mixed target group Dublin 16
02/2015 Blended learning course Researchers, decision makers, legal advisers, UNHCR Vienna 22
12/2014 Workshop Students Graz 13
11/2014 Blended learning course Students Trnava 10
10/2014 Workshop Federal Agency for Immigration & Asylum Vienna 9
09/2014 Workshop UNHCR, decision makers Kyiv 34
06/2014 Workshop Students Graz 23
04/2014 6 Workshops Judges (Austria) Vienna 90
02/2014 Blended learning course NGOs, decision makers, UNHCR Vienna 29
01/2014 Workshop Students Graz 20
12/2013 Workshop NGOs Pforzheim 24
11/2013 Workshops UNHCR, NGOs, decision makers Dar es Salaam 25
10/2013 Blended learning course Students Trnava 10
10/2013 Workshop Legal advisers Vienna 16
05/2013 Blended learning course Decision makers, UNHCR, NGOs, ministry of foreign affairs Dublin 13
03/2013 Blended learning course UNHCR, NGOs, decision makers Kuala Lumpur 26
11/2012 Blended learning course Students Brno 10
11/2012 Workshop Students Graz 23
11/2012 Workshop Repatriation officers Dublin 6
10/2012 Workshop Caritas return counsellors Salzburg 11
10/2012 Blended learning course UNHCR, NGOs, decision makers Ankara 30
09/2012 Blended learning course UNHCR, judges Paris 28
06/2012 Workshop Students Graz 17
06/2012 Workshop Caritas legal advisers Vienna 19
05/2012 Workshop Decision makers, judges Madrid 19
05/2012 Blended learning course UNHCR, NGOs Madrid 21
05/2012 Workshop UNHCR interns Dublin 3
05/2012 Personalized Training Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants, University of Tokyo Dublin 1
04/2012 Blended learning course Decision makers, researchers, legal advisers Dublin 15
03/2012 Blended learning course UNHCR, NGOs Kiev 30
03/2012 Personalized Training Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants, University of Tokyo Vienna/Dublin 1
12/2011 Workshop Students Graz 15
12/2011 Blended learning course UNHCR, civil servants Rome 19
12/2011 Workshop Decision makers, border guards Tallinn 19
11/2011 2 Workshops Decision makers, researchers, UNHCR (Israel) Tel Aviv 41
11/2011 Workshop Judges Brno 20
10/2011 Blended learning course UNHCR, NGO (Egypt) Cairo 25
10/2011 Blended learning course Law students Brno/Trnava 22
09/2011 Blended learning course Decision makers, legal advisors Dublin 8
09/2011 Blended learning course Legal advisors, UNHCR, researchers, tracing service (international) Vienna 19
09/2011 Workshop Judges, lawyers, NGOs Bucharest 7
07/2011 Workshop Caritas legal representatives Vienna 8
05/2011 Workshop Decision makers, border guards Tallinn 15
05/2011 Workshop Students (refugee law clinic) Graz 15
04/2011 Workshop Judges Budapest 45
03/2011 Blended learning course Legal advisers, researchers (international) Vienna 18
03/2011 Blended learning course Case workers, decision makers, NGO Dublin 12
02/2011 Workshop Judges, COI researchers (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Brno 59
01/2011 Workshop Students (refugee law clinic) Graz 13
01/2011 Workshops Decision-makers, legal advisers, researchers Bern 37
01/2011 Blended learning course UNHCR field officers (international) Bangkok 16
11/2010 Workshop Judges, COI researchers, staff working at the Cour Nationale du Droit d’Asile (CNDA) (“judges rapporteurs”) Paris 20
11/2010 Workshop National Commission for the Right to Asylum, Decision makers, UNHCR staff, police Rome 60
11/2010 Workshop Judges (Audiencia Nacional de Espana) Madrid 25
11/2010 Blended learning course Legal advisers, researchers (international) Vienna 15
10/2010 Workshop Law Clinic Students and NGO Lawyers (Catholic University in Lublin / Rule of Law Institute) Kazimierz Dolny 10
10/2010 Workshop Caritas legal advisers Vienna 19
10/2010 Blended learning course Decision makers, legal council, COI researchers Dublin 22
08/2010 Workshop Decision makers Dublin 13
08/2010 Workshop Decision makers and caseworkers Dublin 7
09/2010 Blended learning course UNHCR field officers (international) Amman 20
05/2010 Workshop Students (refugee law clinic) Graz 11
05/2010 Workshop (2 days) COI-users, researchers (asylum authority, police) Ankara 19
05/2010 Blended learning course Legal advisers, researchers (international) Vienna 18
04/2010 Workshop Law students Salzburg 23
02/2010 Workshop Lawyers (Sweden) Stockholm 14
01/2010 Blended learning course Decision-makers, legal advisers, researchers (international) Vienna 20
01/2010 Workshop Decision-makers, legal advisers, researchers (Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russian language) Budapest 11
11/2009 Blended learning course legal advisers (Austria) Innsbruck 18
10/2009 Blended learning course Judges and COI-researchers (Ireland) Dublin 12
09/2009 2 Workshops Office for Foreigners (Poland) Warsaw 25
09/2009 Blended learning course COI-researchers, decision makers (Austria, Ireland, UK) London 9
08/2009 Blended learning course UNHCR field officers (international) Ankara 24
06/2009 Blended learning course COI-researchers (Austria, Switzerland) Vienna 16
05/2009 Blended learning course Refugee Appeals Tribunal (Ireland) Dublin 10
02/2009 Blended learning course Decision-makers, legal advisers, researchers (Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Slovakia) Dublin 13
11/2008 Blended learning course Asylum Law Clinic students (Faculty of Law, Unicersity of Trnava, Slovakia) Bratislava 10
10/2008 Blended learning course Decision makers, legal advisers, COI researchers (Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Slovak Republic, Switzerland) Vienna 18
08/2008 Blended learning course UNHCR field officers (international) Nairobi 18
08/2008 Blended learning course Decision-makers, legal advisers, researchers (international) Dublin 10
07/2008 Blended learning course Students, volunteers, interns (Romania, Poland, Austria) Bucharest 11
06/2008 Blended learning course Decision-makers, legal advisers, researchers (Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria) Amsterdam 15
05/2008 4 Workshops Judges, Court staff (Sweden) Gothenburg 100
03/2008 Blended learning course COI researchers, legal advisers (Ireland, UK, Switzerland) Dublin 14
02/2008 Blended learning course Decision makers, COI researchers (Austria) Vienna 8
12/2007 Blended learning course UNHCR field officers (international) Amman 13
11/2007 Blended learning course Students, volunteers, interns (Romania) Bucharest 15
10/2007 Blended learning course Decision makers, legal advisers, COI researchers (Spain, Canada) Madrid 16
10/2007 Workshop Legal advisers, decision makers, COI researchers (France) Paris 12
09/2007 Blended learning course COI researchers (Canada, Ireland, UK, Austria) Dublin 11
09/2007 Blended learning course Legal advisers, documentation centres from 2nd instance, decision makers (Slovakia, Italy, Belgium, Germany) Bratislava 14
08/2007 Blended learning course Legal advisers (Romania, Bulgaria), different learners Bucharest 10
06/2007 Blended learning course Legal advisers, COI researchers (Czech Republic, Belgium) Brno 11
05/2007 Workshop Decision makers, border guards (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) Riga 12
05/2007 Blended learning course COI researchers and volunteers (Netherlands) Amsterdam 12
04/2007 Blended learning course Students, volunteers, interns (Romania) Bucharest 12
04/2007 Workshop Legal advisers, decision makers (Spain, Portugal) Madrid 16
04/2007 Blended learning course UNHCR staff members (international) Geneva 15
03/2007 Blended learning course Decision makers, COI researchers, lawyers (Romania, Moldova) Bucharest 12
02/2007 Workshop COI users and researchers (Italy) Rome 21
02/2007 Blended learning course COI professionals (Netherlands, Belgium,Ireland) Amsterdam 12
01/2007 e-training course Participants of training course for COI Trainers --- 5
11/2006 Blended learning course Legal advisers (Romania) Bucharest 12
11/2006 Blended learning course COI researchers (Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, UK) Vienna 12
10/2006 Blended learning course Legal advisers (Poland); decision-makers (Poland) Cracow 8
06/2006 Blended learning course Legal advisers (Czech Republic, Slovakia); COI researchers (Austria) Vienna 8
03/2006 Test run Legal advisers (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia); decision-makers (Croatia, Slovenia) Vienna 9

last update: Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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