The purpose of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) is to assist national electricity and gas regulatory authorities in exercising at Community level, the regulatory tasks performed in the Member States and, where necessary, to coordinate their action.
The BEREC Office is set up to provide administrative and professional support to the BEREC, which advises the European Commission and the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), and assists the European Parliament and Council, on issues related to the application of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.
CEDEFOP, established in 1975, is a European agency that seeks to promote and develop vocational education and training in the European Union (EU). It is the EU’s reference centre for vocational education and training.
CEPOL is an EU agency, established in 2005. CEPOL’s mission is to bring together senior police officers from police forces in Europe – essentially to support the development of a network – and encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, public security and law and order by organising training activities and research findings. The Centre has started a terminology project for CEPOL which will continue in 2010.
A system for the protection of plant variety rights has been established by Community legislation. The system allows intellectual property rights, valid throughout the Community, to be granted for plant varieties. The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) implements and applies this scheme. In 2009 the Centre submitted a corpus of documents to the CPVO in order to extract the terminology, the whole project scheduled for completion in 2010.
The European Aviation Safety Agency is the centrepiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety. Its mission is to promote the highest possible common standards of safety and environmental protection in the field of civil aviation.
The aim of EASO is to facilitate, coordinate and strengthen practical cooperation among Member States in the field of asylum and improve the implementation of the EU’s Common European Asylum System. Some Member States are faced with specific and disproportionate pressures on their asylum and reception systems, due in particular to their geographical or demographic situation.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) contributes to ensuring an effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision in its areas of competence, with a view to improving the functioning of the EU internal market. It promotes the stability of the financial system, the transparency of markets and financial products, and the protection of depositors and investors.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. The ECDC’s mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.
The Agency manages the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the European Union. These REACH processes are designed to provide additional information on chemicals, to ensure their safe use, and to ensure competitiveness of the European chemicals industry.