Applications for asylum down to pre-crisis levels in 2018, but number of pending cases remains high

Asylum applications in the EU+ decreased for the third consecutive year in 2018, returning to pre-crisis levels. Despite an increase in applications in the first five months of 2019, it remains too early to be indicative of a significant long-term shift in recent trends.

24th June 2019 Read More

EASO publishes the updated Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Methodology and Writing and Referencing Guide for EASO COI reports

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published an updated version of the 2012 EASO COI Report Methodology. This methodology was developed for the purpose of producing and publishing different types of EASO COI reports. The use of this methodology is binding for the production of EASO COI reports.

20th June 2019 Read More

32nd meeting of the EASO Management Board held in Malta

Work taken to dramatically improve the governance of EASO over the past year is showing concrete results.

18th June 2019 Read More

Nina Gregori takes up duties as Executive Director of EASO

New Executive Director committed to a forward-looking approach and to sustaining the progress made by the Agency over the past year.

17th June 2019 Read More

Afghanistan - Security situation

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Afghanistan – Security situation’. The report is a fifth update of the version first published in February 2015 and provides a comprehensive overview of the security situation in Afghanistan.

13th June 2019 Read More

So far in 2019, applications for asylum in the EU+ are 15 % higher than last year, especially for Turkish and Venezuelan nationals

Fewer applications in April for the 10 main citizenships of origin, except for Turkish nationals.

11th June 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Côte d’Ivoire

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report, Country Focus on Côte d’Ivoire. The report provides information on selected topics, relevant for the international protection status determination of Ivorian applicants. Between December 2016 and April 2019, more than 27 000 Ivorian applications were registered in the EU+ countries.

5th June 2019 Read More

Nationals of countries with visa-free access lodge over a quarter of asylum applications in EU+

Applications for international protection from Latin American countries continue to increase.

14th May 2019 Read More

New Professional Development Series chapter on detention of applicants for international protection in the context of the Common European Asylum System

Through its Network of Courts and Tribunals’ Members, EASO is developing Professional Development Series (PDS) and Professional Development Workshops intended for members of EU+ courts and tribunals.

8th May 2019 Read More

Latin-American nationals lodge record numbers of asylum applications in February 2019

Venezuelans were the second most common applicants in the EU+.

15th April 2019 Read More


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