From 1 January 2015 eu-LISA will take over the Chairmanship of the EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Agencies for the duration of one year. The aim of the annual leader of the network of the nine JHA Agencies is to coordinate information exchange among the Agencies as well as with the European Commission.
This JHA network was established in 2006 to foster bilateral and multilateral cooperation and synergies in areas of common interest, such as strategic and operational work, external relations or training. Its activities want to contribute to operational implementation of EU objectives in the fields of migration, asylum, border management, serious and organised crime, judicial cooperation as well as cooperation with third countries. The network also serves as a platform for enhanced visibility of the activities of the JHA Agencies towards EU institutions.
The network is comprised of CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, Eurojust, Europol, FRA, Frontex and eu-LISA. In 2014 EASO succesfully chaired the network.