In recent months, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has taken various actions in response to recommendations from the European Parliament.
These actions aim to improve the functioning of the Agency both as a workplace and an organisation with the central purpose of supporting Member States in securing the EU’s common external borders.
They range from improved budgetary and financial management to even greater focus on fundamental rights throughout all of the Agency’s activities, along with greater transparency. All these steps aim at giving our partners, stakeholders and EU citizens a better understanding of the essential activities of Frontex.
We strive for a culture of trust, accountability, empowerment, inclusion, transparency and collaboration withing the Agency.
Below are some of the actions taken:
- Increased scrutiny and training for staff in budgetary and financial management;
- Establishment of an internal audit for better governance, compliance and accountability in Frontex;
- Strengthening of the Fundamental Rights Office: creation of a network of fundamental rights focal points in all its entities to develop fundamental rights expertise in all areas of activity; recruitment of 46 fundamental rights monitors;
- Revision of the Serious Incident Reporting mechanism in 2021 to improve the reporting on events at the external borders, including fundamental rights violations;
- Implementation of the recommendations of the Frontex Scrutiny Working Group and
- Prioritising the well-being of staff and fostering a change of management culture within the agency.