EASO operations expand to all major EU countries of first arrival

In 2021, EASO’s operational support to national asylum and reception authorities will cover all five Mediterranean EU Member States which receive the most asylum applications, accounting for 50% of the Agency’s budget.

13th January 2021 Read More

Spain: EASO launches new operation to support reception system

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to support the Spanish authorities in developing and implementing a new model for the reception of asylum seekers in line with EU standards.

18th December 2020 Read More

Reduced mobility of asylum seekers continues to limit the number of asylum applications, but unaccompanied minors lodged more applications in October

Partial lockdowns, travel bans, and other preventive health measures continue to reduce the mobility of asylum seekers in general and the extent to which they are able to reach the EU+ and lodge asylum applications.

17th December 2020 Read More

EASO publishes a MedCOI report on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Medical Country of Origin Information (MedCOI) Report on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

11th December 2020 Read More

Belarusian asylum applications increase in September, yet remain at low levels

During the first nine months of 2020, applications for asylum in the EU+  by all nationalities dropped by 35 % compared to the same period in 2019. In September applications crept up by 7 % over August, but national asylum authorities continued to issue more decisions despite the challenges. 

26th November 2020 Read More

Age Assessment Process: Child applicants and their right to information New EASO & Council of Europe Animation

World Children's Day is an opportunity for advocating, promoting and celebrating children’s rights. Such rights include safeguarding the specific needs of child applicants for international protection. Age assessment process can be a useful and valid instrument to ensure the right to identity.

20th November 2020 Read More

EASO more than doubles operational productivity in 2020

Despite challenges posed by COVID-19 in 2020, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has dramatically upscaled its operational presence and increased support to Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta, in some cases by between twice and three times 2019 levels.

19th November 2020 Read More

Vienna Migration Conference 2020: EASO and ICMPD strengthen cooperation

The Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Ms Nina Gregori, participated at the Vienna Migration Conference 2020 organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) which took place virtually on 18 November 2020.

18th November 2020 Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh: EASO publishes chronology of recent armed conflict

On 11 November, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a chronology of the armed conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

12th November 2020 Read More

EASO holds its 37th Management Board

At its 37th meeting which took place on 10 November 2020 by videoconference, members of the EASO Management Board discussed a range of issues in relation to the Governance areas, such as the implementation of the EASO Work Programme and Budget 2020, staff recruitment and audit reports.

11th November 2020 Read More


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