Belarusian asylum applications increase in September, yet remain at low levels

During the first nine months of 2020, applications for asylum in the EU+  by all nationalities dropped by 35 % compared to the same period in 2019. In September applications crept up by 7 % over August, but national asylum authorities continued to issue more decisions despite the challenges. 

26th November 2020 Read More

Age Assessment Process: Child applicants and their right to information New EASO & Council of Europe Animation

World Children's Day is an opportunity for advocating, promoting and celebrating children’s rights. Such rights include safeguarding the specific needs of child applicants for international protection. Age assessment process can be a useful and valid instrument to ensure the right to identity.

20th November 2020 Read More

EASO more than doubles operational productivity in 2020

Despite challenges posed by COVID-19 in 2020, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has dramatically upscaled its operational presence and increased support to Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta, in some cases by between twice and three times 2019 levels.

19th November 2020 Read More

Vienna Migration Conference 2020: EASO and ICMPD strengthen cooperation

The Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Ms Nina Gregori, participated at the Vienna Migration Conference 2020 organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) which took place virtually on 18 November 2020.

18th November 2020 Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh: EASO publishes chronology of recent armed conflict

On 11 November, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a chronology of the armed conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

12th November 2020 Read More

EASO holds its 37th Management Board

At its 37th meeting which took place on 10 November 2020 by videoconference, members of the EASO Management Board discussed a range of issues in relation to the Governance areas, such as the implementation of the EASO Work Programme and Budget 2020, staff recruitment and audit reports.

11th November 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Pakistan – Security Situation

On 30 October 2020, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report entitled: Pakistan Security situation.

30th October 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report on Iraq: Security situation

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report on the security situation in Iraq. 

30th October 2020 Read More

Asylum applications remain 31% lower than in 2019

Despite a gradual increase in asylum applications since the initial easing of travel restrictions, August saw just over 40 000 registered, almost 40% fewer than in January.

14th October 2020 Read More

EASO welcomes German Presidency approach to prioritise EU Agency for Asylum

In 2020, the Agency has registered 40% of all applications in Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Malta, ranking it 5th if it were an EU Member State.

8th October 2020 Read More

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