High-Level Working Group on Asylum and Migration (HLWG)

Council of the EU

The High Level Group on Asylum and Migration is the central forum for strategic discussions and initiatives within the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) framework. The group prepares the ground for concrete actions of implementation, including the identification of countries and of priorities. It consults with relevant working parties when appropriate.

In particular it deals with:

  • the external dimension of the EU's asylum and migration policies
  • dialogue, cooperation and partnership with countries of origin and transit countries
  • legal migration, illegal migration, asylum applicants and development