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.
Justice and Home Affairs Agencies’ Network
The JHA Agencies’ Network includes nine agencies: CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, eu-LISA, Eurojust, Europol, FRA and Frontex.
The final report on the activities of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network in 2021, under Frontex chairmanship, is available here along with the assessment of the Network’s achievements and working methods.
Priorities of the JHA Agencies’ Network in 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 focusing on 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.
Seminars and research studies
- Research study for European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Frontex with a focus on green solutions – “How our community can become greener?”
- Seminar on artificial intelligence, where Frontex touched upon some aspects of its research study “Artificial Intelligence (AI) based capabilities for the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG)”
- Green Training