Information Exchange

Sharing intelligence securely and swiftly

Europol maintains a technically advanced, reliable, efficient and secure telecommunications infrastructure.

It seeks to constantly improve this infrastructure in order to support its operations and deliver a growing range of operational and strategic services to Member States, non-EU countries and third parties.

The backbone of this infrastructure is the Europol operations network, which connects law enforcement agencies in all Member States, as well as a growing number of non-EU countries and third parties with which Europol has cooperation agreements.

The security of the network’s infrastructure is Europol’s primary focus, since state-of-the-art security is the basis for maintaining trust among all the parties that share information and intelligence with and through Europol.

Communications among Europol, Member States, non-EU countries and third parties take place through three main channels: