Frontex’s Management Board is tasked with efficiently controlling the functions of the agency. Among other responsibilities, the Board establishes the budget and verifies its execution, ensures transparent decision-making procedures are in place and appoints the Executive and Deputy Executive Directors.
It is composed of representatives of the heads of the border authorities of the 26 EU Member States that are signatories of the Schengen acquis, plus two members of the European Commission. Representatives from Ireland are also invited to participate in Management Board meetings.
Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (countries which are not EU Member States, but which are associated with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis) also participate in the agency’s Management Board meetings. Each of them sends one representative to the Management Board but retains limited voting rights.
Meetings of the Management Board are convened by its Chairperson and are held five times a year.