EASO operations to double in size this year
In December 2019, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) signed with the national asylum authorities in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta the operational plans that the Agency will provide in 2020.
In 2020, EASO will see its operational deployments double in size, with up to 550 personnel deployed in Greece, 150 in Italy, 120 in Cyprus and 60 in Malta. In addition, interpreters and security personnel will be deployed in the four Member States, bringing the total deployment up to as many as 2,000 personnel. Cyprus, Greece and Malta will all see a doubling of EASO personnel, while operational deployments in Italy will be decreased in light of changing needs on the part of the Italian authorities.
EASO will continue to be strongly involved in the voluntary relocation process based on standard operating procedures agreed in Malta in autumn 2019.
More details on the website: https://easo.europa.eu/news-events/easo-operations-double-size-year