During 2020, the Eurojust Administration, which was headed by its Administrative Director, Mr Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, continued to support the College in its work. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration adapted quickly to fully remote working arrangements introduced on 12 March 2020. It continued to provide a comprehensive range of services to the College and the National Desks throughout the year and achieved full budget execution while also welcoming 29 new staff members.
To balance personal safety considerations and operational continuity requirements, only essential staff members whose physical presence was required on-site were working from the Eurojust building in The Hague, the Netherlands, while all other staff worked from home.
The Consolidated Annual Activity Report (CAAR) provides a detailed overview of all activities, as included in the Eurojust Work Programme, budget execution and staffing policies, as well as the implementation of internal controls and risk management. The 2020 CAAR and the Eurojust College Assessment thereof will be submitted to the budgetary authority by 1 July 2021.