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European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO), established on 19 May 2010, is an independent body [a Regulatory Agency] of the European Union (EU). The EASO plays a key role in the concrete further development of the Common European Asylum policy. In accordance with the Regulation by which it was established (Regulation 439/2010), the EASO, based in Malta, focuses on three main tasks:

  1. developing of practical cooperation among EU Member States on asylum, by facilitating exchange of information on countries of origin, by providing EU States with support for translation and interpretation, training of asylum officials and assisting in the relocation of beneficiaries of international protection;
  2. supporting EU Member States under particular pressure, in particular through the establishment of an early warning system, coordinating teams of experts to assist them in managing asylum applications and in putting in place appropriate reception facilities;
  3. contributing to the implementation of the Common European Asylum System by collecting and exchanging information on best practices, drawing up an annual report on the asylum situation in the EU and adopting technical documents, such as guidelines and operating manuals, on the implementation of the EU's asylum instruments.
 Website: easo.europa.eu/
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EASO Country of Origin Information Report. Pakistan Security Situation

August 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information Report Afghanistan: Key socio-economic indicators, state protection, and mobility in Kabul City, Mazar-e Sharif, and Herat City

August 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

Jihadist/terrorist profiles: COI research and products

30 June 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Query Responses

EASO Country of Origin Information Report: Nigeria – Country Focus

June 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information Report. Russian Federation State Actors of Protection

March 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information Report. Eritrea National service and illegal exit

November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information Report. Afghanistan: Security Situation

November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information. Report Turkey Country Focus

November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information. Report Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Focus

November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

EASO Country of Origin Information. Report Kosovo* Country Focus

November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Country Reports

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