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

Press Release: EASO releases overview of 2017 EU+ asylum trends

EU+ receives 43% fewer asylum applications in 2017The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published data on asylum trends in the EU+ in 2017 on a newly enhanced interactive portal. The results show a significant decrease in lodged applications for asylum compared with 2016, with 40% of decisions in 2017 being positive. 

1st February 2018 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Networks in Afghanistan.

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published the Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled ‘Afghanistan: Network

25th January 2018 Read More

Press Release: 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 third update of the version first published in February 2015 and provides a comprehensive overview of the security situation in Afghanistan, information relevant for the protection status determination of Afghan asylum seekers.

22nd December 2017 Read More

Press Release: EASO signs new Special Support Plan with Cyprus

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Government of Cyprus have signed a new agreement that will see the Agency’s Special Support Plan (SSP) extended until 31 January 2019, with additional amendments to its tasks.

21st December 2017 Read More

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