On 23 November, the Heads of the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs agencies network will come together in Vilnius to discuss and reflect on the agencies’ work and joint areas of cooperation in 2018.
The network consists of nine EU agencies working in the area of justice and home affairs – CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, Eurojust, Europol, Frontex, FRA and eu-LISA. They will particularly focus on the contribution and role these agencies can play in implementing the European Agenda on Migration and European Agenda on Security as well as on issues of gender equality in their work. The meeting will also discuss further avenues for cooperation and relevant activities of the agencies in 2019.
The Agencies will jointly report to EU Council’s Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security (COSI) on progress and achievements at the end of the year.
The network of JHA agencies is currently chaired by EIGE – the EU agency responsible for gender equality. Europol will chair the network in 2019.