EASO Executive Director is visiting Cyprus to reaffirm EASO’s support to the country’s asylum services.

The Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), José Carreira, is visiting Cyprus today in the framework of the agency’s ongoing efforts to enhance its support to Cyprus.

20th September 2017 Read More

Press Release: Afghanistan in Focus

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on key socio-economic indicators, state protection, and mobility in Kabul City, Mazar-e Sharif, and Herat City in Afghanistan

23rd August 2017 Read More

Press Release:EASO and the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents are working together to strengthen the protection system for unaccompanied minors

At the end of July 2017, the European Asylum Support Office and the Italian authorities signed the Amendment to the EASO Operating Plan to Italy. EASO has started cooperating with the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents (Autorità garante per l'infanzia e l’adolescenza) implementing further support measures related to the guardianship system in Italy.

10th August 2017 Read More

Press Release: EASO’s Hotline in Italy for the EU Relocation Programme

EASO’S Hotline in Italy creates communication opportunities and explains the benefits of the EU Relocation Programme for the persons in need of international protection currently residing on the Italian territory.The European Asylum Support Office (EASO), as part of the Communication Campaign for the EU Relocation Programme, has launched an Info Hotline, in an effort to inform persons in need of international protection, coming from eligible countries of origin, about the possibilities of applying for the EU Relocation Programme, as well as emphasizing the main message that Relocation is the safe and legal way to move from Italy to another European country!

8th August 2017 Read More

Press Release: Pakistan security situation

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Pakistan security situation’. The report is the second update of the security chapter of the EASO COI report on Pakistan, Country Overview, published in August 2015 1, first updated in July 2016, and provides information relevant for the protection status determination of Pakistani asylum seekers.

4th August 2017 Read More

Hassan, Baha and Eid: Syrian family successfully relocated from Greece to Lithuania

Hassan, Baha and Eid: the real story of the Syrian family relocated from Greece to Lithuania is the story of so many families fleeing war and persecution.Watch their story here

17th July 2017 Read More

Highlights: Launch of EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU 2016

On 5 July 2017, EASO organised the Launch of the EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU+ 2016, which was held in Brussels.

7th July 2017 Read More

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

Today the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its yearly reference report: The Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2016. The report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of asylum in the EU+ (EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein ) by examining requests for international protection to the EU, analysing application and decision data, asylum trends, including key challenges and responses during the year, major institutional and legal developments and providing an overview of the practical functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

5th July 2017 Read More

Highlights: EASO Info Day 2017

This year’s core theme of EASO Info Day 2017 was the EASO Training Curriculum and the EASO the Practical Tools. This particular theme has been chosen due the importance of the training and practical support activities in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System and due to their significant increase in 2016.

23rd June 2017 Read More

Highlights of the 24th EASO Management Board meeting, 13-14 June 2017

On 13-14 June 2017, EASO held its 24th Management Board meeting at the Agency’s headquarters in Malta. EASO’s Executive Director and Management Team updated the members of the Management Board on progress of work achieved in the implementation of the Agency’s Annual Work Programme and the situation of Asylum in the EU+ 2016.

18th June 2017 Read More

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