European Migration Network cooperates within multilevel approach with many partners in exchanging relevant information and data, as well as participates in common activities in order to publish joint documents on migration and asylum. EMN also participates in developing different policy contents. The partners are:
• EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: is an important forum for political debates and taking decisions on the EU level. The voters in all Member States elect directly the members of European Parliament who represent the interests of people in adopting the EU laws. It ensures that the other EU institutions operate democratically. Through decades and after consecutive changes of basic European treaties the Parliament acquired broad legislative and budget powers that allow it to decide on the guidelines of the European project together with the representatives of MS governments and the Council. The Parliament endeavours to promote democracy and human rights not only in Europe but the whole world.
• EUROPEAN ASYLUM SUPPORT OFFICE (EASO); is a European Union agency established under the Regulation (EU) no. 439/2010 of the European Parliament and the Council. It plays a key role in the actual implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). It was established to improve the practical cooperation in the field of asylum and assist Member States in the implementation of their European as well as international obligations to secure people who need protection. It works as a centre for expertise in asylum. In addition the agency provides support to Member States whose asylum and reception systems for asylum seekers are under a particular burden.
• EUROSTAT: Member States collect data and provide statistics for national purposes and European Union. European statistical system operates as a network where Eurostat coordinates statistics in a close cooperation with national statistical authorities. The work is mainly focused on EU policies but after the expansion of EU policies in now includes almost all statistical domains.
• EUROPEAN BORDER AND COAST GUARD AGENCY (FRONTEX) assists Member States and associated states of Schengen area in the management of their external borders. It also helps to coordinate border control and surveillance in the European Union. It allows the cooperation of border authorities in individual EU countries and provides technical as well as professional support.
• JOINT EUROPEAN RESEARCH CENTRE (JRC) published the first working programme within Horizon 2020. The programme is harmonised with or follows common EU priorities such as overcoming economic crisis, use of renewable energy sources and management of climate changes. It provides independent and reliable scientific advice continually available to European Commission for dealing with the challenges in the following areas: European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); common market, economic growth, employment and innovations; economy of low carbon waste, environment and efficient use of energy sources; agriculture and global food security; provision of public healthcare, quality of life for elderly people and security of all EU citizens; and nuclear safety. In addition JRC develops a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive horizontal approach that allows sustained scientific counselling in numerous/complex domains. JRC also continues to encourage its existing cooperation with key partners such as other EU institutions, Member States, scientific community and industrial stakeholders).
• EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FRA) was established to provide EU institutions and member States with independent assistance and expertise on fundamental rights based upon evidence. Agency FRA is an independent EU body funded through the Union budget.
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