Meet Sergio, a Spanish officer from Policía Nacional working as a screening officer for Frontex in Greece.
A person’s nationality is a key piece of information collected at any border crossing. Determining the correct nationality is even more essential for irregular border crossings. This is where the screening officer comes in.
A screening officer also plays an important role in referring the vulnerable, those in need of international protection and unaccompanied minors to national authorities.
“Teamwork is always important. I have learned that we have to listen carefully to our colleagues from other countries because they have a lot of knowledge and experience, and a different way of working. Having a chance to work with other people from other countries is a challenge, but also a really good opportunity to improve our skills.”