Over 35,000 EU asylum officials trained by EASO

Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, EASO continues training Member States’ asylum and reception officials through e-learning and virtual sessions.

2nd April 2020 Read More

COVID-19: EASO implements further measures to ensure well-being of staff and stakeholders

In light of the rapidly evolving spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) over the past few days, as of Monday, 16 March 2020, all non-critical European Asylum Support Office (EASO) staff members have begun teleworking. The measures were implemented through a fifth Executive Director Decision (EDD) to be adopted by EASO’s Executive Director, Ms. Nina Gregori, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

16th March 2020 Read More

COVID-19: EASO takes precautionary measures, but core business delivery unaffected

In light of the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Europe, and in line with duty of care measures being adopted by EU Agencies and Institutions, as well as to ensure business continuity, the Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Ms. Nina Gregori, has adopted several precautionary measures through three Executive Director Decisions (EDDs).

12th March 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria - Targeting of individuals

The report provides relevant information regarding a range of categories of individuals in Syria targeted by different state and non-state actors, or by the wider society, for the purpose of international protection status determination, and in particular for use in EASO’s country guidance development on Syria.

10th March 2020 Read More

Asylum applications in the EU increase by 13% in 2019

For the first time since 2015, applications increased from the previous year. The increase was not largely driven by irregular migration, but rather by applications from countries with visa-free access to Schengen.

26th February 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report on Syria: socio-economic situation in Damascus City

The report explores key socio-economic indicators for the Governorate of Damascus, such as housing, healthcare, and education, as well as issues such as freedom of movement.

14th February 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a new COI report: Syria – Situation of women

This report is part of a series of Syria reports produced in 2019-2020 and covering actors of protection, internal mobility, key socio-economic indicators, and targeting of individuals.

7th February 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria – Exercise of authority in recaptured areas

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria - Exercise of authority in recaptured areas". This report is part of a series of Syria reports produced in 2019-2020.

31st January 2020 Read More

EASO operations in Greece to expand significantly

The Agency’s operations in Greece are expected to double in size to over 1000 personnel in 2020; Hosting agreement signed to improve efficiency of support through legal and administrative clarity.

28th January 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a new Country of Origin Information (COI) report: Syria - Actors

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria - Actors". This report is part of a series of Syria reports produced in 2019-2020. 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 Syrian asylum seekers and will be used in the development of a country guidance note on Syria.

9th January 2020 Read More

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