EASO COI activities
EASO continued to gather targeted, relevant, reliable, accurate and up-to-date country of origin information according to an established methodology. In 2018, within the context of the EASO COI Network Approach and related meetings, EASO produced a EASO COI Report Writing and Referencing Guide and a number of COI reports (including on Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation) accessible on the EASO COI portal (hosting some 12 000 documents, downloaded ca. 30,000 times in 2018).
In 2018 EASO provided country overviews and EASO also provided COI query services (COI Helpdesk) within EASO Operations. Transfer of the MedCOI project with the aim of improving access to medical Country of Origin Information (COI) for national migration and asylum authorities continued.
More information can be found in Section 6.1.1 of EASO General Annual Report (forthcoming).