EU agencies

FRA cooperates with a number of EU agencies on specific human rights topics, especially in the fields of Justice and Home Affairs.

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:

Cooperation agreements

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.

Agencies’ networks

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.

Downloads: 

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and Eurojust

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Cooperation Agreement between FRA and Frontex

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Cooperation agreement between the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

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Working agreement between the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

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EU Agencies working for you

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EU justice and home affairs brochure 2014

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