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EU Agencies meet at the European Parliament

On December 6th and 7th, representatives of EU Agencies meet at the European Parliament to discuss and exchange views on how they contribute to Europe and citizens.

Published on December 06, 2016

High-level speakers of the day included Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council.

ENISA – the EU cybersecurity Agency – participates at the two-day meeting, sharing with counterparts the role and the contribution of the Agency to the Digital Single Market for the benefit of citizens, consumers, enterprises and public sector organizations in the Union. The agency is represented by the Executive Director, Udo Helmbrecht and the Head of Administration, Paulo Empadinhas.

The conference emphasizes the benefits EU Agencies bring to the economy, stakeholders and policy-making in Europe.

During the first day of the conference four sessions place focus on i) boosting jobs, growth and investment, ii) citizens first iii) justice and home affairs and an iv) innovative Europe. Two new studies carried out by the European Parliament on the impact of the EU Agencies in the EU will be presented during the meeting. The conclusions of day-1 will be presented the following day outlining the way forward.

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The EU Agencies Network: The 45 decentralised Agencies and Joint Undertakings of the EU closely interact and cooperate within the EU Agencies Network, a pan-European network, set up by the Heads of EU Agencies, as a collective voice for the Agencies to coordinate, exchange information and agree common positions of shared interest.

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For more details about the Forum, see the Agenda.

Follow the EU Agencies and the event on Twitter via #EUAgencies and #euagenciesforum

Click here and find out more about how the 45 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings.

Watch videos about the EU Agencies on YouTube here.


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