EU Institutions & Agencies

Operational

  • Eurojust

    • Europol participates in various coordination meetings held at Eurojust. A significant number of these meetings deal with the establishment of Joint Investigation Teams (JITs).
    • Europol has regular contact with the JIT secretariat hosted by Eurojust and continues to co-organise annual meetings of JIT national experts.
    • Fruitful cooperation takes place in the field of JIT-related training.
    • Europol currently supports 17 JITs with Eurojust via signed arrangements.
    • A joint Task Force is in place to monitor and improve cooperation between both agencies.
    • A staff exchange programme is in place, with exchanges taking place every month.
  • European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)

    Europol supports a number of operations coordinated by Frontex. Frontex’ new legal framework entered into force on 12 December 2011 and provides the agency with limited rights to process personal data. Hence, it is expected that the number of joint operations will further increase in the future. An expert group has been established to elaborate on the business processes and procedures for the future exchange of personal data.

Strategic

  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

  • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

    OLAF investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, and develops anti-fraud policy for the European Commission. Europol supports and contributes to operations initiated by OLAF.

  • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

    EMCDDA collaborates with Europol in a number of different areas, including the production of joint publications on the EU drugs market.

  • European Police College (CEPOL)

    • E-learning opportunities are discussed and developed in close cooperation between our two organisations. Europol is the subject of the first CEPOL e-learning course, and other e-learning courses on cybercrime and Schengen are in development.
    • Ongoing cooperation is in progress on a project to standardise knowledge management.
    • Europol and CEPOL are together developing a future course on the new EU Policy Cycle for serious and organised international crime.
    • Europol coordinates external training activities developed using Europol and CEPOL’s different e-Net applications, such as the Police Knowledge Bases and the Learning Management System-LMS.
    • In the framework of the European exchange programme, Europol and CEPOL hold regular study weeks for law enforcement staff from EU Member States.
       
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

    The purpose of this Agreement is to establish and maintain cooperative relations between Europol and OHIM in order to increase their support to the Member States of the European Union and its Institutions in preventing and combating crimes related to intellectual property rights. This Agreement does not cover the exchange of personal data.

  • European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

    The purpose of this Agreement is to establish co-operative relations between Europol and ENISA in order to support to the Member States of the European Union and its Institutions in preventing and combating cybercrime and other forms of related crime with a view to ensuring a high and effective level of network and information security. This co-operation between the Parties will not extend or go beyond their respective mandates. This Agreement does not cover the exchange of personal data.

  • European Central Bank (ECB)