Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies’ network
The JHA network has an important role to play in Europe. Its work helps ensure that the EU is well equipped to deal with security, justice, fundamental rights and gender equality.
The agencies work on a wide range of important areas, including migration and border management, drug trafficking and combating organised crime, human trafficking and gender equality. Since these areas have a lot in common, the network was established to make use of the synergies and share information.
The network includes nine agencies: CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, eu-LISA, Eurojust, Europol, FRA and Frontex. The JHA agencies take turns in chairing the network. Europol is the chair in 2019, and Eurojust will host the network in 2020.
The JHA agencies report jointly to the Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) 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 Vilnius,will be presented to COSI by the end of the year.
See the latest JHA Agencies' brochure (PDF).
JHA Agencies Network - Priority topic for 2019
In 2019, the JHA agencies’ network intends to engage in a joint strategic reflection of the role of JHA agencies’ cooperation in the future development of the EU security architecture.
This should give agencies the opportunity to discuss future perspectives for cooperation, in light of a changing political environment due to the upcoming elections of the European Parliament and the new Commission taking office towards the end of the year.
Meetings in 2019
- 1st JHA network meeting, 26-27 February 2019
- 2nd JHA network meeting, 18-19 June 2019
- 3rd JHA network meeting, 25-26 September 2019
- Heads of JHA agencies’ meeting, 22 November 2019
The JHA agencies work together on a number of products and services.
Click here for examples of this cooperation.