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The European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is to strengthen practical cooperation among the EU Member States on asylum and help implement the Common European Asylum System. It especially supports Member States whose asylum and reception systems are under particular pressure. The EASO has developed an early warning system allowing it to analyse trends in asylum at regular intervals and to enable Member States to prepare better for migration by asylum-seekers. It coordinates asylum support teams and measures aimed at rapidly analysing asylum applications or providing necessary reception capacities.

The EASO also eases the flow of information on asylum-related issues between the Member States. The collection of information on asylum-seekers’ countries of origin is coordinated in a joint portal. This also includes a central analysis of the information and reporting on information that has been collected. Another important task is to provide support in the re-settlement of individuals who are under international protection outside and within the EU (resettlement and relocation). The Office furthermore offers courses for staff from asylum, justice and administrative authorities of the Member States.

Hervorhebung_Gesetzgebung: The legal basis

The establishment and the work of the EASO was governed by Regulation (EU) NO. 439/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 establishing a European Asylum Support Office.

The Office is funded from the overall budget of the European Union, as well as from voluntary contributions from the Member States

Regulation establishing a European Asylum Support Office

Date 1 October 2016

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