European Guardianship Network


The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is an Agency of the EU that is mandated with supporting Member States in applying the package of EU laws that governs asylum and international protection. This package, which is known as the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), establishes the legally-binding rules and procedures that Member States must follow in order to guarantee that the rights of applicants for international protection are fully respected. EASO therefore acts as a resource for Member States in the field of international protection, with the ability to provide practical, legal, technical, advisory and operational assistance in many formats. The Agency does not replace the national asylum authorities, which are entirely responsible for national asylum cases.


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