EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on the Security Situation in Afghanistan

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Afghanistan Security situation - Update’. The report is an update of the EASO COI Afghanistan Security Situation Report, published in December 20171. It provides an update of some of the information found to be time-sensitive, while still referring to the December 2017 report for more long-term, contextual information. 

30th May 2018 Read More

Celebrate Europe Day on 9 May with the EU Agencies!

Watch the video and learn more about how we make Europe a better place to live.

7th May 2018 Read More

Migration needs better reporting

Panel discussion on the role of journalists and policy makers in shaping the public perception of migrationEuropean Parliament, ASP Altiero Spinelli building, Room: A3H-125 April 2018 – 18h00-20h00 

23rd April 2018 Read More

Venezuelans seeking asylum in EU up by almost 800% in two years

The monthly number of Venezuelans seeking international protection in the EU per month has increased sharply over the past two years, now representing the 10th most common nationality. Spain received by far the most applications lodged by Venezuelans in February 2018, with 1,160 applications out of almost 1,400 . 

4th April 2018 Read More

EASO Network of Reception Authorities meets in Malta

Taking stock of its achievements in 2017 and lining out its work programme for 2018, the EASO Network of Reception Authorities, met in Malta at EASO HQ on 6 and 7 March 2018.

16th March 2018 Read More

EASO Publishes Practical Guide on Age Assessment

Following the publication of the ‘EASO age assessment practice in Europe’ in 2013, a new EASO Practical Guide provides updated guidance, key recommendations and tools on the implementation of the best interests of the child when assessing the age of a person from a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. It also provides up-to-date information on the methods conducted by EU+ states and on new methods to be explored. 

7th March 2018 Read More

EASO guidance on contingency planning in the context of reception

Following the release of its EASO Guidance on reception conditions: operational standards and indicators in December 2016, EASO has just issued the EASO guidance on contingency planning in the context of reception.

2nd March 2018 Read More

Number of asylum decisions surpasses number of applications in EU+ countries

Monthly applications by Georgian citizens increased by 113% since September 2017

1st March 2018 Read More

27th Management Board takes stock of implementation of recently signed Operational Plans

On 27 and 28 February 2018, the 27th meeting of the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) took place in Valletta, Malta to take stock of the implementation of the Agency’s operational support in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Italy. The meeting also discussed management and administrative issues.

28th February 2018 Read More

Call for applications Migration Media Award 2018

The 2018 edition of the Migration Media Award is now accepting applications until 15 May 2018. 

15th February 2018 Read More

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