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Roadmap for the EU Agencies' work ahead

Political leaders from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union recently met in Strasbourg to take stock of the ongoing discussions on the functioning of European Agencies. They agreed on a roadmap for the work ahead. The three institutions committed to finding common ground on how to improve Agencies' work in 2011.

Published on May 25, 2010

The way ahead for EU Agencies, working for Europe. Roadmap for 2011


In March 2009, a dialogue on the functioning of European Agencies was launched. The three institutions then created an inter-institutional working group. This working group is the forum for a dialogue on the functioning of the EU Agencies. Its purpose is to assess the existing situation, specifically the coherence, effectiveness, accountability and transparency of Agencies' functioning.


This includes addressing issues such as governance, management, financial and human resources and supervision. The intra institutional group should find a common ground on how to improve agencies' work  in 2011. In their discussions since then, the institutions have identified 33 aspects which needed to be addressed. After having mapped out the factual state-of play with regard to each of these aspects, the working group will now focus on the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the system. Their work should now aim to identify possible solutions to problems, and ways to put them into practice.


ENISA as an EU Agency is actively monitoring the developments in this matter.

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