The European Asylum Support Office is an EU agency initially established in 2010 to support EU Member States at their request in assessing and providing international protection. EASO may be involved when Member States are considered to be facing exceptional difficulties in maintaining their asylum systems. As an EU agency, EASO can be investigated for maladministration by the European Ombudsperson.
According to ECCHR’s analysis of a series of admissibility interviews conducted on the Greek Islands, EASO fails to respect core standards of fairness. The interviews do not permit a fair assessment of cases and do not give room for a thorough investigation of vulnerability.