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

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

Migration needs better reporting: New media competition awards 35 journalists

Winners come from EU and South Mediterranean countries including Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Morocco and the UK. More fact-based journalism necessary for informing about complexities of migration. 

14th June 2017 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Nigeria

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Nigeria – Country Focus’. The report provides an overview of selected topics in Nigeria, relevant for the international protection status determination of Nigerian applicants.

5th June 2017 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on state actors of protection in the Russian Federation

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Russian Federation – State Actors of Protection’. The report provides an overview on aspects related to the state protection functions identified as central from a citizen’s perspective – the official institutions that constitute the guarantee for the individual’s possibility to exercise his or her rights. In 2016, the Russian Federation ranked 9th  in the top countries of origin in EU+ countries , with a total of 26,550 applicants.

17th March 2017 Read More

EASO to enhance its support to Cyprus

On 28 February 2017, EASO and Cyprus signed an amendment of the EASO Special Support Plan which provides for further tailor-made support to Cyprus until 31 January 2018. Besides continuing the implementation of the initial support measures, new activities on backlog management and contingency measures have been added.

3rd March 2017 Read More

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