World Refugee Day
Every day, thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in fear of persecution and serious harm. On 20th of June, the World Refugee Day, we take a moment to commemorate their strength, courage and perseverance.
EASO stands #WithRefugees. Our experts give information to asylum seekers arriving to hotspots in Greece, Italy and other EU countries, support the registration of applicants and facilitate the relocation of eligible asylum seekers from one EU Member State to another. We also provide training to case workers and other asylum officers to ensure that all asylum applications are reviewed in an equal, harmonised and coherent way in all EU Member States.
As part of EASO's continuous efforts to raise awareness about the situation of asylum, the following interactive visualisation provides information on the applications for international protection lodged in the EU+ countries (EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland), the decisions which have been issued and the pending cases.
It presents an overview of the evolution of these key indicators on international protection in the EU+ or in the selected reporting country between 2008 and 2016. The size of the different circles in the countries of origin is proportional to the volume of applications lodged during the selected year, while their colour reflects the recognition rate at first instance (from red, which indicates lower recognition rates, to blue - higher recognition rates). The shading of third countries (countries of origin) indicates the volume of cases pending at the end of the selected year. In addition, clicking on a circle updates the barcharts below the map to display specific information regarding the selected country of origin and reporting EU+ country