eu-LISA and EASO Sign a Three-Year Cooperation Plan

Collaboration is a major factor in ensuring border and asylum management as well as internal security for Europe and its citizens. eu-LISA and EASO have had a formal Working Arrangement in place to support one another across all business areas they have in common since 2014. Within the framework of this agreement, the two European Union Agencies have signed a multiannual Cooperation Plan, which sets out actions and activities that will enhance the cooperation and highlight the results of both parties from 2020 to 2022.Core business areas such as border, migration and asylum management, which are of vital importance to both agencies, constitute the principal areas of cooperation. However, these are not the only topics covered in the plan. Transversal or horizontal services such as Research and Development, Business Continuity, Data Protection and Communication are all foreseen as domains in which the agencies can provide one another with advice on best practices and support. Examples of some of the specific planned actions are the sharing of expertise in the field of training for Member States and jointly developing recommendations, digital brochures, as well as practical guides on the operational use of asylum-related IT systems.  "Digital transformation has become an essential part of our lives. It influences every aspect of people's daily activities in Europe and globally. Today, we are more connected than ever and exchange enormous amounts of information. At the same time, the challenges that Europe faces in the area of asylum and migration are very complex. Their very nature suggests that to develop a comprehensive and timely response, close cooperation, pooling of expertise and information sharing are required. In this respect, the Cooperation Plan between eu-LISA and EASO, signed today, will facilitate the efforts of both agencies to increase their contribution to the Member States and to the EU as a whole", noted Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA.

Since its inception, eu-LISA has established many working arrangements with its partners, aiming to provide expertise and know-how to fellow Agencies within the JHA domain and also to benefit from the knowledge and experience of others. A full list of these can be found at


eu-LISA - European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

eu-LISA was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for IT-driven internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies in Europe. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.

EASO - European Asylum Support Office

EASO is an important actor of European solidarity and plays a key role in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), fostering greater cooperation with and between Member States and providing the necessary support in order to translate into practice the core values of the CEAS, equity and fairness, and to ensure that individual asylum cases are dealt with in a coherent way by all Member States.


Links: – eu-LISA Corporate Website – eu-LISA Interactive Awareness-Package – EASO Corporate Website