Practical Tools

In accordance with its overall aim of supporting Member States in achieving common standards and high-quality processes within the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), EASO develops common practical tools and guidance.

You can find an overview of available tools and guidance here.

Access to the asylum procedure

  • Practical Tools for First-Contact Officials: Access to the Asylum Procedure [EN]

Examination of the application for international protection

  • EASO Practical Guide: Personal interview [BG] [CS] [DE] [EL] [EN] [ES] [ET] [FR] [HR] [HU] [IT] [LT] [LV] [MT] [NL] [PL] [SK] [SL]
  • EASO Practical Guide: Evidence assessment [BG] [CS] [DE] [EL] [EN] [ES] [ET] [FR] [HR] [HU] [IT] [LT] [LV] [MT] [NL] [PL] [SK] [SL]
  • EASO Practical Guide: The implementation of Article 15 (c) QD in EU Member States [EN]
  • EASO Practical Guide: Exclusion [EN]

Practical tools for country of origin information research

  • Tools and tips for online COI research (EASO Practical Guide Series) [EN]
  • EASO Practical Guide: Researching the situation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons (LGB) in countries of origin [BG] [DE] [EL] [EN] [ES] [FR] [IT] [PL] [PT] [RO]


Applicants with special needs

  • EASO Tool for Identification of Persons with Special Needs (IPSN) [EN]
  • EASO Age assessment practice in Europe [BG] [DE] [EN] [EL] [ES] [FR] [IT]
  • EASO practical guide on family tracing [EN]

Watch EASO video on Identification of Persons with Special Needs (IPSN)