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Frontex assists Member States with identifying and registering all persons entering the territory of the EU. Fingerprinting and registration experts support national authorities with taking fingerprints of incoming migrants in order to establish where they entered the EU. The fingerprints are logged in an EU fingerprint database, EURODAC, which is part of the EU’s ‘Dublin system’ for determining which Member State is responsible for examining asylum applications of a specific person. Meet ...

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Vice President Schinas and Commissioner Johansson visit Frontex


Today, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, hosted a visit by EU Commission Vice President for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson. Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri briefed Vice President Schinas and Commissioner Johansson about the progress in implementation of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation which entered into force last December. The guests also paid a visit to the Frontex ...

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Meet Frontex Officers


Every year, Frontex deploys thousands of officers to different external borders of the EU. They come from different Member States and have various tasks: some are border surveillance officers, while others are fingerprinting and registration experts or debriefing experts. Here, we introduce different officers who have been deployed in our operations, and let them explain their work. FINGERPRINTING AND REGISTRATION EXPERTS Frontex assists Member States with identifying and registering all ...

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Border Surveillance Demonstration and Workshop Finland 2014


One of the key objectives of Frontex is to keep Member States informed about new technological developments in the field of border control. In this regard, Frontex seeks to put more emphasis on organizing, with the help of Member States, practical demonstrations of new technologies.Surveillance of EU external borders has to ensure effective detection of irregular immigration activities. The technical systems involved include different types of sensor and specific communication systems and ...

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Invitation for Industry to exhibit at ED4BG 2017


On 12 June 2017 Frontex will hold the annual European Day for Border Guards (ED4BG) in Warsaw. Inaugurated in 2010 to mark the fifth anniversary of Frontex, ED4BG presents Europe’s border-guard community with an opportunity to share experiences and best practice, as well as provides a forum for topical discussion, exchange of views between key border-management players, and a platform to bring together the worlds of public service and private industry ( year’s event ...

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Operation 30 Days at Sea 3.0 reveals 1,600 marine pollution offences worldwide


Frontex took active part in operation 30 Days at Sea, which was globally coordinated by Interpol. As part of the operation aimed at detecting environmental crime, Frontex planes and vessels monitored nearly 1 000 vessels. The operation’s tactical phase included the detection of 1,600 marine pollution offences, often triggering fines and follow-up investigations around the globe. Thousands of suspects, companies and criminal networks engaged in maritime pollution have been detected and ...

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X’inhi l-Frontex?

Il-Frontex, l-Aġenzija Ewropea għall-Gwardja tal-Fruntiera u tal-Kosta, ġiet stabbilita fl-2004 sabiex tgħin lill-Istati Membri tal-UE u lill-Pajjiżi Assoċjati ma’ Schengen jipproteġu l-fruntiera esterni taż-żona tal-moviment liberu tal-UE. Bħala Aġenzija tal-UE, il-Frontex hija ffinanzjata mill-baġit tal-UE kif ukoll minn kontribuzzjonijiet mill-Pajjiżi Assoċjati ma’ Schengen. Sal-2020, l-Aġenzija għandha timpjega madwar 1,000 membru tal-persunal, li kważi kwart minnhom huma ssekondati...

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