FRA Signs Agreements with Frontex and eu-Lisa
6 May 2024 // Preprint Issue 1/2024
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

On 12 March 2024, FRA signed two new agreements to strengthen its partnership and cooperation with Frontex and eu-Lisa.

The cooperation plan established between FRA and eu-Lisa (the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale lT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice) for the years 2024-2026 aims at sharing knowledge, expertise, and best practices between the agencies as well as cooperating in the areas of mutual interest:

  • Exchange information and know-how;
  • Cooperate in the field of training;
  • Cooperate in the area of data protection, for communication and events, and for policy coordination and practices.

The working arrangement signed between FRA and Frontex aims to support compliance with fundamental rights in the implementation of European lntegrated Border Management and consultation on fundamental rights-related activities. Forms of cooperation include the following:

  • Participation in annual meetings and selected events;
  • Exchange of information, expertise, and best practices;
  • Collaboration in research;
  • Development of joint fundamental-rights related products;
  • Temporary personnel exchanges in the form of extended visits and the appointment of designated Points of Contact.

The agreement also provides for cooperation between the agencies on the development of European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) components with regard to compliance with the fundamental rights framework for surveillance and data analytics technologies. Where necessary for the exercise of the Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer's mandate, the bodies may also cooperate on matters related to promoting the respect for fundamental rights.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

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