EASO launches new COI Portal in Beta version, also publishes new report on Somalia

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) announced the launch of its redesigned COI portal. EASO’s COI portal is now accessible to the public and focuses on the the collection of COI authored by national asylum administrations from EU+ member states.
EASO has also published a new report on Somalia.

From EASO’s press release:

EASO is pleased to announce the launch of the new COI Portal Beta version

Now accessible to the public with the aim to increase COI transparency for all asylum practitioners, including civil society, this platform has been redesigned to provide attractive and up-to-date interfaces and improved search capabilities. Re-focused as a specialist application, the EASO COI Portal delivers COI authored by national asylum administrations from EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland, EASO and EU institutions (EU External Action Service, European Parliament, etc.). COI authored by non-governmental organisations, international organisations, research institutes, etc. is not collected in the COI Portal since such information can be easily accessed via other complementary platforms such as ecoi.net or Refworld.

This beta version allows users to search for COI from different sources, in different languages and to be regularly informed of COI publications or events. Additional features – such as country or topic specific alerts, country overview pages, and dedicated collaboration spaces for the EASO COI Specialists Networks – will be added progressively throughout the year 2016. For non-English documents, more English abstracts will be provided in the future, allowing the users to identify relevant information. Visit the EASO COI Portal at: https://coi.easo.europa.eu

EASO also published a new report on the security situation in Somalia, an update of EASO’s previous report. It can be accessed at:

EASO – European Asylum Support Office: Somalia Security Situation, February 2016

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