Nationals of countries with visa-free access lodge over a quarter of asylum applications in EU+

Applications for international protection from Latin American countries continue to increase.

14th May 2019 Read More

New Professional Development Series chapter on detention of applicants for international protection in the context of the Common European Asylum System

Through its Network of Courts and Tribunals’ Members, EASO is developing Professional Development Series (PDS) and Professional Development Workshops intended for members of EU+ courts and tribunals.

8th May 2019 Read More

Latin-American nationals lodge record numbers of asylum applications in February 2019

Venezuelans were the second most common applicants in the EU+.

15th April 2019 Read More

Afghanistan in Focus

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled 'Afghanistan Key socio-economic indicators. Focus on Kabul City, Mazar-e Sharif and Herat City'. In 2018, Afghanistan ranked second in the top countries of origin in EU+ countries, with 45 300 applicants.

1st April 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Iraq – Security situation and information on civilians killed in Iraq in 2017-2018 (by Iraq Body Count)

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled Iraq: Security situation. This report is part of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2018-2019. These reports cover actors of protection, internal mobility, key socio-economic indicators, and targeting of individuals. The reports provide information relevant for international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers, and will be used in the development of a country guidance note on Iraq.

14th March 2019 Read More

Asylum applications in EU+ remain broadly stable despite spike in January

Despite a higher-than-average number of monthly applications and stock of cases awaiting a first-instance decisions registered in the first month of 2019, figures remain in-line with lower recent trends and fluctuations.

12th March 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Iraq – Targeting of individuals

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled Iraq: Targeting of individuals. This report is part of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2018-2019. These reports cover actors of protection, internal mobility, and targeting of individuals. A security situation report will also be published in March 2019. The reports provide information relevant for international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers, and will be used in the development of a country guidance note on Iraq.

7th March 2019 Read More

Call for applications: Migration Media Award 2019

The Migration Media Award, funded by the European Union, rewarded over 35 stories in 2017 and 41 in 2018 showcasing journalistic excellence on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

1st March 2019 Read More

EASO publishes ‘Country Guidance: Nigeria’

The country guidance represents the common assessment of the situation in Nigeria by senior policy officials from EU Member States.

27th February 2019 Read More

New EASO Practical Guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures

EASO has published a new Practical Guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures.

20th February 2019 Read More

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