Highlights: EASO Info Day 2018

On 19 June 2018, EASO organised its Info Day, which marks the Agency’s anniversary since its official inauguration on 2011, in Malta. The core theme of EASO Info Day 2018 was the Role of Information and Analysis in the CEAS.

20th June 2018 Read More

Asylum: EU consolidates recovery from 2015-2016 migration crisis - Significant decrease in applications in 2017 has stabilised in early 2018

On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month. 

15th June 2018 Read More

Joint Press Release: The Heads of ten EU Agencies strengthen their Commitment to working together against trafficking in human beings.

The Heads of ten EU Agencies strengthen their Commitment to working together against trafficking in human beings.

12th June 2018 Read More

EASO Management Board appoints interim Executive Director

At a meeting on 6 June 2018, the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) appointed Mr. Jamil Addou as interim Executive Director of Agency.

6th June 2018 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on the Security Situation in Afghanistan

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Afghanistan Security situation - Update’. The report is an update of the EASO COI Afghanistan Security Situation Report, published in December 20171. It provides an update of some of the information found to be time-sensitive, while still referring to the December 2017 report for more long-term, contextual information. 

30th May 2018 Read More

Celebrate Europe Day on 9 May with the EU Agencies!

Watch the video and learn more about how we make Europe a better place to live.

7th May 2018 Read More

Migration needs better reporting

Panel discussion on the role of journalists and policy makers in shaping the public perception of migrationEuropean Parliament, ASP Altiero Spinelli building, Room: A3H-125 April 2018 – 18h00-20h00 

23rd April 2018 Read More

Venezuelans seeking asylum in EU up by almost 800% in two years

The monthly number of Venezuelans seeking international protection in the EU per month has increased sharply over the past two years, now representing the 10th most common nationality. Spain received by far the most applications lodged by Venezuelans in February 2018, with 1,160 applications out of almost 1,400 . 

4th April 2018 Read More

EASO Network of Reception Authorities meets in Malta

Taking stock of its achievements in 2017 and lining out its work programme for 2018, the EASO Network of Reception Authorities, met in Malta at EASO HQ on 6 and 7 March 2018.

16th March 2018 Read More

EASO Publishes Practical Guide on Age Assessment

Following the publication of the ‘EASO age assessment practice in Europe’ in 2013, a new EASO Practical Guide provides updated guidance, key recommendations and tools on the implementation of the best interests of the child when assessing the age of a person from a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. It also provides up-to-date information on the methods conducted by EU+ states and on new methods to be explored. 

7th March 2018 Read More


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