EASO publishes updated Country Guidance: Nigeria

Nigeria remains one of the main countries of origin at EU+ level. According to EASO Early warning and Preparedness System (EPS) data, close to 16 000 applications were received in EU Member States and associated countries in the 12-month period until August 2021. 

19th October 2021 Read More

EASO Training and Professional Development: Rising to the challenge

Today, EASO published the web summary of the EASO Annual Training Report, including interactive features allowing readers to filter data on training in a user- friendly way. 

14th October 2021 Read More

10 Years of supporting the EU asylum system: High-level conference to take place on 14-15 October 2021

This year, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is marking ten years of becoming operational. The anniversary also coincides with the Agency receiving a new expanded mandate which will re-establish it as the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), expected by the end of the year. 

27th September 2021 Read More

EASO publishes three COI reports on Somalia: Targeted profiles, Key socio-economic indicators and Security situation

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published three Country of Origin Information (COI) reports. The first report is titled Somalia: Targeted profiles, the second one Somalia: Key socio-economic indicators and the third one Somalia: Security situation. These reports are part of a series of four COI reports on Somalia that have been produced in 2021. They build upon the preceding EASO COI report on Somalia: Actors (July 2021).  They should be read in conjunction with one another. This series of COI reports provide relevant information on international protection status determination for Somali asylum seekers and will be used in the development of EASO country guidance note on Somalia.

20th September 2021 Read More

Asylum applications by Afghans approaching those by Syrians

While Syrians were still the largest group of asylum applicants in EU+ countries in July, the gap to Afghans continued shrinking. As these and other main nationalities lodged substantially more applications compared to previous months, total applications were at the highest level since the outbreak of COVID-19 and approached pre-pandemic levels. 

16th September 2021 Read More

Afghanistan: EASO updates report on security situation

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an updated Country of Origin Information (COI)  Report on the security situation Afghanistan. As with all EASO COI Reports, the publication offers an objective resource for use by EU Member State asylum officials when reviewing individual applications for international protection – in this case by Afghan nationals. It also offers the basis for the development of Country Guidance Notes aimed at harmonising asylum decision practices across the EU. 

9th September 2021 Read More

Broad increase in applications for asylum, including by Afghans

EU+ countries received substantially more asylum applications in June. A broad range of nationalities lodged more applications than in May, often approaching or exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels. In the case of Afghans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, the increases continued a rising trend from previous months. 

19th August 2021 Read More

Many arrivals from the Maghreb but few asylum applications

Nationals of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria have lodged surprisingly few asylum applications over the past year, based on the number of illegal border-crossings that were detected for these nationalities. In contrast, applications by West Africans were again high in May. 

22nd July 2021 Read More

Lithuania to receive immediate operational support from EASO

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) could deploy up to 50 personnel, both in-country and via remote working, in support of the Lithuanian asylum authorities by the end of the year.

15th July 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria – Security situation

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria: Security situation". 

14th July 2021 Read More

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