EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies joint statement on Ukraine

‚ÄčEU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies support the work of EU institutions and Member States as they help Ukraine and its people as war once again touches Europe.

By working together and utilising each agency's particular expertise, we engage as a matter of urgency to assist EU Member States in terms of humanitarian support, respect for fundamental rights, reception of people fleeing war, management of EU external borders, visa measures and anticipation of hybrid threats. This includes establishing a temporary protection mechanism for the displaced persons from Ukraine. Such support is in line with the outcomes of the Justice and Home Affairs Council that met on 27 February in response to Russia's military aggression over Ukraine.

We also encourage all staff of EU Agencies to help people in need and appreciate the support some colleagues already provide.

The EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice (eu-LISA) issues this statement on behalf of the network of nine EU Agencies working on freedom, security and justice in the EU. In 2022, CEPOL holds the Presidency of the network.

The nine Agencies are: the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), the EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), the EU's Law Enforcement Agency (Europol), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and CEPOL.

European Institutions; JHAA; Partners