Europol: eight meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group 

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MEPs and members of EU national parliaments will assess next week Europol’s activities in the framework of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG).

The meeting will take place on 1-2 February in Lisbon and via remote participation. Europol Executive Director, Ms Catherine De Bolle, will take part in several sessions. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms Ylva Johansson, and the Portuguese Minister for Home Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, will give keynote speeches focused on the revision and strengthening of the mandate of Europol.

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski will also present his views.

The agenda includes thematic debates about the impact of COVID-19 in the EU's internal security, looking into the role of police cooperation, as well as about cybercrime and digital resilience.

You can check the full programme.

When: Monday, 1 February (14.00-18.00), and Tuesday, 2 February (9.30-12.45)

Where: Lisbon (Portugal) and via remote participation.

You can follow the meeting live.


The JPSG is tasked with the scrutiny and oversight on the activities of Europol, including on fundamental rights. Co-Chaired by the European Parliament and the country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, it meets at least twice a year. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled on 25-26 October 2021.