JHA Agencies Annual Meeting
On 22 November 2021, the nine European Justice and Home Affairs Agencies (CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, eu-LISA, Eurojust, Europol, FRA, and Frontex) met to sum-up the activities and significant achievements of their network in the past year. In 2021, the network – under the Presidency of Frontex – focused on two strategic EU priorities, namely contributing to the European Green Deal and to digitalisation.
To contribute to a safer and cleaner environment, the network conducted a series of events in 2021 to discuss, for instance:
- The impact of climate change on migration and organised crime;
- EU and international efforts in fighting environmental crime;
- Ideas on how to make their administrations carbon-neutral;
- Digital solutions to make the Agencies more effective.
In addition, the Agencies signed a Joint Statement on the EU Green Deal, reaffirming their commitment towards the implementation of the European Green Deal and future green priorities. The event was attended by representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European External Action Service, and the General Secretariat of the Council as well as representatives from the current Slovenian Council Presidency and the upcoming French Presidency.