Created in 2012,
the Consultative Forum brings together key European
institutions, international and civil society organisations to advise the European Border and Coast Guard
Agency in Fundamental rights matters.
Border and Coast Guard Regulation, under which the Consultative Forum operates,
provides that the Agency and its Management Board should consult the Forum on
the fundamental rights strategy, the functioning of the complaints mechanism,
the codes of conduct, the common training curricula and any other fundamental
The Agency shall
also provide the forum with timely and effective access to information
concerning the respect for fundamental rights, including by facilitating on the
spot visits to its operations, as well as of the follow up to the
recommendations made by the Forum.
From January 2023, the Forum is composed of the following twelve organizations:
- European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA)
Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Council of Europe (CoE),
Organization for Migration (IOM)
for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Office for Democratic
Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE ODIHR)
for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights)
- Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME)
Refugee Service Europe (JRS)
Cross EU Office (RCEU)
the Children (SC)
- Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
The Forum is led by two chairs elected by its members for a two-year term and works in a spirit of transparency, mutual respect, informed participation and collegiality. More details on how it functions can be found in its working methods.
activities are planned in an annual Program of Work and it publishes an Annual Report, which
covers the main activities undertaken during the year and includes observations
and recommendations made to Frontex and its Management Board.
For further information, please contact the Secretariat of the Frontex Consultative Forum (Consultative.Forum@frontex.europa.eu
) and consult the Consultative Forum annual reports.