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Frontex helps Italy track down people smugglers

2017-07-20

A plane taking part in Frontex activities in the Central Mediterranean played a key role in the arrest of two suspected people smugglers who had earlier dropped off 33 migrants near Syracuse, Sicily.The Italian authorities had asked Frontex to dispatch the plane, which streams real-time video to the agency’s headquarters, to help find the smugglers on sailboat that was heading away from Sicily. The plane spotted the suspected sailboat heading away from the island. The migrants later confirmed ...

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Frontex to implement border surveillance services as part of Copernicus

2015-12-17

Frontex and the European Commission signed a delegation agreement today, providing funding to the agency to implement satellite services dedicated to border surveillance as part of the Copernicus programme.The Commission will provide EUR 47.6 million to Frontex between 2015 and 2020 to support the following services: coastal monitoring, monitoring of international waters, reference mapping, maritime surveillance of an area, vessel detection, vessel tracking and reporting, anomaly detection and ...

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Thematic Training

Frontex training activities complement national training programmes by offering   training support in specific areas based on prior needs assessment. In order to reach as many students as needed, the training activities concentrate on “training multipliers” – trainers who can train other border guards in their country, in their own language. Additionally, Frontex also developed specific training tools, such as English Communication for Border Guards or Schengen Borders Code eLearning Tool....

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Legal Basis

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) was established by Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 of 14 September 2016 on the European Border and Coast Guard (OJ L 251, 16.9.2016, p. 1). While the “European Border and Coast Guard Agency” replaces the “European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union”, it has the same legal personality and the same short name: Frontex. The seat of Frontex is Warsaw, Poland, as...

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Frontex, EMSA and EFCA extend cooperation

2016-05-25

Frontex, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) signed bilateral interagency agreements today to extend their cooperation. The three agencies will continue to work together in their respective areas of border surveillance, interception of vessels suspected of engaging in criminal activities, cross border crime, support for search and rescue at sea and illegal fishing. Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri, EMSA Executive Director Markku ...

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Heads of Coast Guard Services in Warsaw

2009-04-23

Representatives of 22 European countries, European institutions and bodies met for two days in Warsaw to boost co-operation of coast guard services from the EU and Schengen Associated Countries.   The conference organised by Frontex was the first one to gather all EU coastal countries to develop a joint approach to the future challenges in the fields of maritime border security, maritime safety, search and rescue (SAR) and environmental issues. During two-day discussion the heads of coast guard ...

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Call for Expressions of Interest

2010-09-14

Call for Expressions of Interest in demonstrating at Frontex R&D Green border workshop“Small UAVs and Fixed systems for Land border surveillance” In the context of the development of a common European border surveillance system (EUROSUR), Member States are expected to improve and harmonise their surveillance activities in order to ensure effective detection of illegal immigration and cross-border crime.  In the domain of land border surveillance, there is a wide spectrum of possible technical ...

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Frontex R&D UAV Workshop and Demo 2011 - Call for Expressions of Interest

2011-03-08

In the context of the development of a common European border surveillance system (EUROSUR), Member States are expected to improve and harmonise their surveillance activities in order to ensure effective detection of illegal immigration and cross-border crime activities and to reduce the death toll of illegal immigrants by rescuing more lives at sea.In the maritime domain, there is a wide spectrum of possible technical means that can be employed to provide effective surveillance including: ...

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Smarter, Faster, Safer?

2011-12-01

The European Commission (EC) presented a Communication on October 25 entitled “Smart Borders – options and the way ahead,” which proposes new approaches to striking the balance between security and freedom at the EU’s external borders. With the number of external border crossings exceeding 700 million each year and expected to keep rising, there is a need for a more sophisticated approach to border management for the future. The current system of passport stamps is seen as insufficient to rise ...

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Call for Expressions of Interest

2011-06-07

Call for Expressions of Interest  in demonstrating at Frontex R&D Green border surveillance workshop 2011 “Aerostats and Rapid Deployment Unattended Ground Sensor systems for Land border surveillance”. In the context of the development of a common European border surveillance system (EUROSUR), Member States are expected to improve and harmonise their surveillance activities in order to ensure effective detection of irregular immigration and cross-border crime.  In the domain of land border ...

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