EASO Newsletter

EASO Newsletter August 2017

Roving teams in Greece

Roving teams in Greece give access to much needed information 
The EASO roving Asylum Support Team, composed of Member State experts and cultural mediators, visited almost 20 reception sites in North Greece and Attica (South Greece) during August.  Read more...

Stories from the hotspots

The Cultural Mediators of Lampedusa
In the small island of Lampedusa, Italy, migrants can disembark at any time, even at night or during the weekend.  EASO’s Asylum Support Team is always ready to receive them, providing not only information on the EU Relocation and family reunification procedures, but also the first assistance and care that they need after their long journey.  Read more...

Latest Asylum Trends

August 2017
In July, there were 58,779 applications for international protection in the EU+ countries. This figure is a stable trend compared to the previous month but it is half the number of applications that were lodged a year ago in July 2016. Read more...

Meetings Outside EASO

Visit of Polish delegation to Athens
On 24 and 25 August, a delegation from the Office of Foreigners, Poland, met with EASO staff, Member State experts and interpreters at the EASO premises in Athens and visited the EASO Relocation operations at the Greek Asylum Service and a local reception site. Read more...


Eritrean Diaspora in Italy
On 26 August 2017, our asylum experts met in Rome the Eritrean community during the event organized by UNHCR with the Eritrean Diaspora in Italy. Read more...

EASO Training and Workshops

 

Pilot training in the new EASO module on Introduction to International Protection
On 27th and 28st July, EASO organised two pilot training sessions in the newly developed module on Introduction to International Protection. Read more...

Operational training for EASO deployed experts in Cyprus
At the beginning of August, EASO organised a pilot operational training for experts deployed in Nicosia, to support the Cypriot Asylum Service with backlog management.  Read more...

EASO Training Curriculum: Upcoming Train-the-Trainers' session
EASO Training Plan 2017 has been updated with regards to the sessions scheduled for the second semester of 2017. Read more...

Publications

 
COI Report - Afghanistan in Focus
On the 23rd August, EASO published the Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled 'Afghanistan Key socio-economic indicators, state protection, and mobility in Kabul City, Mazar-e Sharif, and Herat City' . Read more...
EASO publishes Country of Origin Information (COI) report on the security situation in Pakistan
On August 4th, 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, first updated in July 2016, and provides information relevant for the protection status determination of Pakistani asylum seekers.  Read more...

Launch of new EASO Video

The story of M. The Poet Kid - an Eritrean relocated from Italy to Germany
M. The Poet Kid fled Eritrea looking for freedom and democracy, his lyrics are the testimony of his innocent heart. EASO’s team interviewed him three days before being relocated from Italy to Germany. Read more... 

Vacancies

 
Interested to become part of EASO’s team?
Apply here... 

EASO/2017/TA/021 - Administrative Assistant (AST 1)
EASO/2017/TA/020 - Head of ICT Sector - Projects and Contracts (AD 8)