Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Agencies’ Network

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Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Agencies’ Network

The JHA Agencies’ Network has an important role to play in Europe. It connects the EU Agencies protecting the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Together, the JHA agencies contribute to the implementation of EU’s objectives in the fields of migration, asylum and external border management, the fight against organised crime, drug trafficking and terrorism, gender equality and respect for fundamental rights. They also facilitate the functioning of relevant EU IT systems, contribute to EU activities on drugs and drugs addiction and facilitate law-enforcement training.

The JHA Agencies’ Network includes nine agencies: the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), the EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), the EU’s Law Enforcement Agency (Europol), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL).

Since 2010, the JHA agencies have in turn chaired this network, coordinating the activities and meetings and carrying out the secretariat function. CEPOL holds the chairmanship in 2022.

The JHA Agencies’ Network reports to the Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) and the LIBE Committee of the European Parlliament regarding the network’s progress and achievements. In line with this requirement, a formal report, to be endorsed by the Heads of the JHA agencies in November in Budapest, will be presented to COSI by the end of the year or early next year.

JHA Agencies’ Network priorities for 2022

In 2022, the JHA Agencies' Network will focus on three main thematic priorities:

  • Digital transformation;
  • European Green Deal and the JHA agencies' contribution to achieving its objectives;
  • JHA agencies' cooperation with third countries.

Under the CEPOL presidency, the JHA agencies will also be looking at training as an overall priority. Efforts will be dedicated to meaningful inter-agency discussions on the impact of the pandemic on current learning methods and environments; the digitalisation of training; and training needs analyses and digital skills gaps in law enforcement.

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Contact

Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27
Hungary

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest
Pf.314
Hungary

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032

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