Afghanistan in Focus

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled 'Afghanistan Key socio-economic indicators. Focus on Kabul City, Mazar-e Sharif and Herat City'. In 2018, Afghanistan ranked second in the top countries of origin in EU+ countries, with 45 300 applicants.

1st April 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Iraq – Security situation and information on civilians killed in Iraq in 2017-2018 (by Iraq Body Count)

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled Iraq: Security situation. This report is part of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2018-2019. These reports cover actors of protection, internal mobility, key socio-economic indicators, and targeting of individuals. The reports provide information relevant for international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers, and will be used in the development of a country guidance note on Iraq.

14th March 2019 Read More

Asylum applications in EU+ remain broadly stable despite spike in January

Despite a higher-than-average number of monthly applications and stock of cases awaiting a first-instance decisions registered in the first month of 2019, figures remain in-line with lower recent trends and fluctuations.

12th March 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Iraq – Targeting of individuals

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled Iraq: Targeting of individuals. This report is part of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2018-2019. These reports cover actors of protection, internal mobility, and targeting of individuals. A security situation report will also be published in March 2019. The reports provide information relevant for international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers, and will be used in the development of a country guidance note on Iraq.

7th March 2019 Read More

Call for applications: Migration Media Award 2019

The Migration Media Award, funded by the European Union, rewarded over 35 stories in 2017 and 41 in 2018 showcasing journalistic excellence on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

1st March 2019 Read More

EASO publishes ‘Country Guidance: Nigeria’

The country guidance represents the common assessment of the situation in Nigeria by senior policy officials from EU Member States.

27th February 2019 Read More

New EASO Practical Guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures

EASO has published a new Practical Guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures.

20th February 2019 Read More

EASO Management Board welcomes strengthening of Agency's good governance

The 31st meeting of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Management Board was held in Malta on 18-19 February 2019. The meeting, which focussed heavily on administrative and governance matters, welcomed the strong progress that has been made by the Agency over the past few months in implementing an ambitious set of reforms contained in its Governance Action Plan.

19th February 2019 Read More

EASO Management Board selects new Executive Director and elects new Chairperson

The 31st meeting of the European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) Management Board has selected Ms. Nina Gregori to be the new Executive Director of the Agency. At the same meeting, the Board elected as its new Chairperson, Dr. David Costello, Member of the Board from Ireland, following the end of Mag. Wolfgang Taucher’s term in January 2019. The Management Board also elected Mr. Mikael Ribbenvik as the new Deputy Chairperson. 

18th February 2019 Read More

EU asylum figures 2018: Applications return to 2014 levels, decreasing by 10% over previous year

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published its 2018 asylum trends overview. Data shows a lower recognition rate of applications (34% compared to 40% in 2017) and pending cases at less than half of the peak recorded in autumn 2016. While overall applications continued to fall in 2018, citizens from Iran, Turkey, and several visa-liberalised countries lodged more applications than in 2017. 

13th February 2019 Read More

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