The data that the FRA collects and analyses provides evidence that can aid agencies when they formulate operational responses by, for example, highlighting the victim's viewpoint. FRA also provides fundamental rights analysis and proposals for the integration or mainstreaming of a fundamental-rights dimension into a number of agencies' activities.
FRA works closely with a number of EU agencies, among them:
- FRONTEX - European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders
- EIGE - European Institute for Gender Equality
- EASO - European Asylum Support Office
- EUROPOL - European Police Office
- CEPOL - European Police College
- EUROJUST - European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit
- Eu-LISA - European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice
- EMCDDA – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
- ECDC - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- EUROFOUND - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
FRA has established cooperation agreements with Eurojust, Frontex, EIGE, EASO and Eurofound. The aim of the cooperation agreement is to formalise the close collaboration between the agencies and to ensure that the work in areas of mutual interest is carefully coordinated and managed in order to avoid duplication.
FRA takes active part in the Network of EU Agencies - a forum of 40 EU agencies aiming to improve the coordination, information exchange and agreement of common positions on issues of shared interest among agencies. During the FRA chairmanship in 2014, the network focused on how to improve the use of agency intelligence by the public, stakeholders and the media; implementation of Commission’s Roadmap for decentralised agencies, new rules for EU staff and its financing; and diversity in the workplace within EU institutions and its agencies.
FRA also contributes to the work of Justice and Home Affairs agencies network, bringing together nine EU agencies working in the area of freedom, security and justice. The purpose of this network is to increase operational and policy coordination among these agencies on issues such as trafficking in human beings, migration and border management and combating organised crime, while ensuring respect for fundamental rights. In 2016 FRA will chair this network.