This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website
Europol is an agency that seeks to create a safer Europe by improving cooperation between EU countries' police authorities and law enforcement services. Its mission is to help EU countries to prevent and combat international crime and terrorism. It is based in The Hague (Netherlands).
The Treaty provisions on Europol fall under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Article 88, Title V - Area of freedom, security and justice).
Europol's goals are to: