Regional Grouping: 
European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

EASO’s Early warning and Preparedness System (EPS) is a data collection system gathering information under indicators focusing on all key stages of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Countries provide monthly data to EASO within 17 days, with all 30 EU+ countries (EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland) contributing.

As the CEAS is a complex process, the roll-out of the data collection is envisaged to proceed in stages: Stage II, launched in March 2014, focuses on the first instance in the asylum process and collects data under four indicators: applicants, withdrawn applications, decisions, and pending cases. Stage III, launched in September 2017, focuses on access to procedure, reception, Dublin and return.

In developing EPS indicators, every effort is made to make them as consistent as possible with existing migration statistics collected by Eurostat under Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 — EU statistics on migration and international protection.

Type of Resource: 
Data Sources
Dates Covered: 
Stage I : Sept 2013: Stage II: March 2014; Stage III: September 2017
Related Reports / Publications: 
Latest Asylum Trends - monthly reports
Data Sources: 
Countries provide monthly data to EASO
Data Refresh Rate: 
Country / Routes covered: 
EU Member States + Norway and Switzerland