The definition of "executive actors" for internal security is to be qualified by the fact that the EU does not hold official competences for the operational provision on internal security. Most "general purpose actors" in the case of EU internal security are, thus, policy-making institutions, such as Commission DG Home - see tab "policy-makers". In contrast, the networks, agencies and working groups listed under this section are likely to undertake executive coordination task, such as in criminal cases or wider security ooperations. This is not to say that there may not be considerable overlap with policy-shaping actitivities, such as the definition of "best practices". The listing is reviewed on a regular basis according to new research and official documents.


Working Groups

Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI)

COSI facilitates, promotes and strengthens coordination of EU member states' operational actions related to the EU's internal security. COSI consists of high-level officials from each EU member state's Ministry of Interior and/or Justice, as well as Commission and EEAS  representatives. Europol, Eurojust, Frontex, CEPOL and other relevant bodies may be invited to attend the meeting as observers.

Coordination Committee for Communication and Information Systems (CCCIS)

The committee supervises the planning, coordination, governance and oversight of major IT systems and projects operated by the General Secretariat of the Council, which link it to member states and other EU institutions, agencies or bodies. It is chaired by a representative of the General Secretariat of the Council. The Committee also meets in a technical expert formation (CCCIS (TECH)).