1 Year of Relocation: See Facts and Figures

EASO is supporting Italy and Greece with the implementation of the EU relocation scheme in line with the European Agenda on Migration. On 9 October 2015, the first transfer relocating 19 asylum applicants between Italy and Sweden took place. One year later, close to 6 000 applicants have been relocated from Italy and Greece. See the latest figures here.

10th October 2016 Read More

EASO Newsletter September 2016

The EASO Newsletter for September 2016 has been issued and can be found here.

7th October 2016 Read More

First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans visits EASO

On 6 October, the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans visited the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta, where he was hosted by Executive Director Jose Carreira for an update on the work of the agency and a tour of its premises.

6th October 2016 Read More

Highlights of the 22nd EASO Management Board Meeting 22-23/09/2016

EASO calls upon MS to provide more experts for operations in Greece and Italy. 

24th September 2016 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on recruitment by armed groups in Afghanistan

The report is an update of a previous report published in 2012 and provides an overview of recruitment practices of armed groups in Afghanistan, providing information relevant for protection status determination of Afghan asylum applicants.

19th September 2016 Read More

EASO launches ‘EU Relocation Programme’ mobile app

The app is the latest initiative in the implementation of EASO’s integrated information and communication campaign on relocation.With the app, EASO aims to promote relocation as the only safe and legal way from Greece and Italy to other EU Member States.

4th August 2016 Read More

Joint Press Release: End of large scale pre-registration on mainland Greece

The Asylum Service announces that the operation to pre-register applications for international protection on mainland Greece, through the dedicated registration centres that were temporarily set up, has now come to an end. 

1st August 2016 Read More

EASO publishes COI Security Report on Pakistan

The report is an update of the security chapter of the EASO COI report on Pakistan, Country Overview, published in August 2015 and provides information relevant for the protection status determination of Pakistani asylum seekers.

27th July 2016 Read More

European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visits EASO

On 18-19 July 2016, a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visited the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta to discuss EASO’s work in the hotspots and EASO’s strategic and operational priorities.

19th July 2016 Read More

EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU and latest asylum figures

The report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of asylum in the EU+ (EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland) by examining requests for international protection to the EU, analysing application and decision data, and focusing on some of the most important countries of origin of applicants for international protection.

8th July 2016 Read More


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