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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An official European Union Regulatory Authority, the European GNSS Supervisory Authority manages all public interests relating to European GNSS programmes. GSA strategic objectives include the achievement of a fully operational GALILEO system. This includes the groundwork for a fully sustainable and economically viable system.
Eurojust is a judicial cooperation body created to help provide safety in the field of freedom, security and justice. Eurojust was set up to assist the fight against serious crime by facilitating the optimal coordination of action for investigations and prosecutions covering the territory of more than one Member State with full respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.
The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice will manage the sharing of data on security, visa applications, and asylum seekers' and illegal immigrants’ fingerprints. The IT systems managed by this agency include the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC. The agency will also be responsible for the management of any other IT systems which might be developed in the area of freedom, security and justice in the future.