EU asylum figures 2018: Applications return to 2014 levels, decreasing by 10% over previous year

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published its 2018 asylum trends overview. Data shows a lower recognition rate of applications (34% compared to 40% in 2017) and pending cases at less than half of the peak recorded in autumn 2016. While overall applications continued to fall in 2018, citizens from Iran, Turkey, and several visa-liberalised countries lodged more applications than in 2017. 

13th February 2019 Read More

EASO publishes two COI reports on Iraq: Key socio-economic indicators (Baghdad, Basrah, Erbil) and Internal mobility

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published two Country of Origin Information (COI) Reports on Iraq. One report is titled Key socio-economic indicators (Baghdad, Basrah, Erbil), and the second one Internal Mobility. These reports are part of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2018-2019.

5th February 2019 Read More

EASO meets with Spanish authorities to discuss asylum situation in the country

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has reaffirmed its full commitment to support for Spain if so requested.

25th January 2019 Read More

EASO steps up operational support for Cyprus

New 2019 Operating Plans signed with Greece, Italy and Cyprus, with the latter mandating a notable increase in support from EASO.

15th January 2019 Read More

New EASO Guidance on reception conditions for unaccompanied children

EASO has published a new Guidance on reception conditions for unaccompanied children: operational standards and indicators. 

19th December 2018 Read More

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

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Country Focus Report on Mali. The report provides an overview on selected topics on Mali, relevant for the international protection status determination of Malian applicants. In the last three years, nearly 29 000 Malian applications were registered in the EU+ countries. 

18th December 2018 Read More

October marks highest number of asylum applications lodged in 2018

Iran and Turkey among top five countries of origin of applicants.

11th December 2018 Read More

EASO brings together civil society to discuss asylum reception conditions

On 5 December 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) convened its 8th annual Consultative Forum Plenary Meeting in Brussels with over 200 participants from NGOs and academia, as well as international organisations, EU institutions and Member States.

5th December 2018 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Iraq – Actors of Protection

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled Iraq – Actors of Protection. The report provides information relevant for the international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers.

4th December 2018 Read More

EASO’s Management Board adopts 2019 work programme

The 30th meeting Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) met in Vienna at the premises of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior to discuss the ongoing implementation of the Agency’s Governance Action Plan and adopt its 2019 work programme. 

27th November 2018 Read More

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