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

Implementation of the Dublin III Regulation

  • EASO Practical guide on the implementation of the Dublin III Regulation: personal interview and evidence assessment [EN] [BG] [CS] [DE] [EL] [ES] [FR] [HR] [HU] [IT] [LV] [NL] [PL] [PT] [SL] [SK]
  • EASO Guidance on the Dublin procedure: operational standards and indicators [EN] [BG] [CS] [DE] [EL] [ES] [FR] [HR] [HU] [IT] [LV] [NL] [PL] [PT] [RO] [SK] [SL]
    • HTML version available here

Examination of the application for international protection

Guidance on asylum procedures is also provided in the form of an application for smartphones supporting asylum officials in their daily work. The EASO Practical Tools app is available in English, French, German, Greek and Spanish language, and incorporates the following:

  • EASO Practical Guide: Personal interview 
  • EASO Practical Guide: Evidence assessment 
  • EASO Practical Guide: Qualification for international protection

To install the EASO Practical Tools app, click on the badge for your device:

Watch this video for more information on the EASO Practical Tools app.

Quality assurance in the asylum procedure

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 [EN] [BG] [DE] [EL] [ES] [FR] [IT] [PL] [PT] [RO]


Applicants with special needs

  • EASO Tool for Identification of Persons with Special Needs (IPSN)[EN] [BG] [CS] [DE] [EL] [ES] [ET] [FR] [HR] [HU] [IT] [LV] [LT] [NL] [PL] [RO] [RU] [SK] [SL] [TR] [SV]
  • EASO Report on asylum procedures for children [EN]
  • EASO Practical guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures [EN] [BG] [CS[DA] [DE] [EL] [ES] [ET] [IT] [LV] [NL] [PT] [RO] [SK] [SL] [SV]
  • EASO Practical guide on age assessment [EN] [BG] [CS] [DA] [DE] [EL] [ES] [ET] [FR] [HU] [IT] [NL] [PT] [RO] [SK] [SL] [SV]
  • EASO Practical guide on family tracing [EN] [DE] [ES] [FR] [IT]
  • EASO Age assessment practice in Europe [EN] [BG] [DE] [EL] [ES] [FR] [IT]
  • EASO Mental health of applicants for international protection in Europe - initial mapping report [EN]NEW

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

Watch our video on age assessment (available in 23 languages):


Watch our video about "Registration & Identification of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers" (available in 2 languages):