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EASO and eu-LISA sign working arrangement

The  European  Asylum  Support  Office  (EASO)  and  the  European  Agency  for  the  Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) have signed today a working arrangement to strengthen the cooperation between both  agencies active in the area of Justice and Home Affairs.

Today, Dr Robert K.  Visser, EASO Executive Director, and Mr Krum Garkov,  eu-LISA  Executive Director,  have  signed  a  working  arrangement  which  defines  areas  and  objectives  of  cooperation between  EASO  and  eu-LISA.  In  line  with  their  mandates,  the  working  arrangement  aims  at establishing a more structured cooperation framework on relevant areas of common work, creating synergies and fostering coherence between the different actions pursued by EASO and  eu-LISA. 

The main  areas  of  cooperation  include  exchange  of  information  and  statistics;  collaboration  in  ICT related matters, such  as  providing  assistance    and  expertise;  training  provided  to Member  States, including development of training material and delivery of training, including e-learning;    strategic and administrative matters; as well as other areas identified as mutually important.

Dr  Robert  K.  Visser,  EASO  Executive  Director,  held  that  “the  working  arrangement  sets  out  a structured framework for future cooperation between the two agencies working in the area of Justice and  Home  Affairs.  Such  cooperation  will  bring  added  value  and  foster  coherence  between the different actions of our  agencies. I look forward to putting this agreement into practice and continue working together with eu-LISA towards strengthening and further developing the Common European Asylum System”.

Mr  Krum  Garkov,  eu-LISA  Executive  Director  gave  the  following  comment  “I  am  very  happy  that EASO  has  become  our  partner  in  the  field  of  our  common  interests.  Signing  a  formal  working arrangement between eu-LISA and EASO will provide our agencies with a solid basis for cooperation in  the  areas  that  range  from  exchange  of  information  on  asylum  related  matters  to  operational support and expert assistance. The experiences and knowledge we have in ICT, training, as well as strategic and administrative matters should be shared on a regular basis and through this provide for clear added value”

 

The agreement can be accessed via the following link: 

http://easo.europa.eu/wpcontent/uploads/Working-arrangement-EASO-eu-LISA.pdf

 

Any further information may be obtained from the European Asylum Support Office by contacting Mr Jean-Pierre Schembri on the following e-mail address: jean-pierre.schembri@easo.europa.eu  and Ms Mare Haab from eu-LISA: Mare.HAAB@eulisa.europa.eu


 

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