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Projects and activities | 3 March 2021

EASO MedCOI: EASO MedCOI Transfer Project

The MedCOI project was established to improve the access to Medical Country of Origin Information (MedCOI) for national migration and asylum authorities in Europe. This project was subsequently funded by the European Refugee Fund (ERF) and the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

The objective of the project is to provide and share reliable MedCOI to national migration and asylum authorities in Europe in order to support accurate and fair decisions in international protection and other migration procedures.

In 2017, EASO started a transfer project, aiming at a gradual take-over of the MedCOI activities by EASO, with maximum guarantee for maintaining quality and continuing the level of service to the current users. This transfer project will run from 2017 until 2020, when EASO is expected to have the full capacity to deliver the MedCOI services as a part of its operation activities. EASO is building its capacity with the help of and in close cooperation with the current MedCOI4 teams. Furthermore, it is envisaged that once the service is fully operational in EASO, it will be made available to all EU+ countries.

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