Flerårige strategisk politikk for integrert europeisk grenseforvaltning

Flerårige strategisk politikk for integrert europeisk grenseforvaltning

Meddelelse fra Kommisjonen. Politikkdokument om utvikling av en flerårige strategisk politikk for integrert europeisk grenseforvaltning i samsvar med artikkel 8 nr 4 i forordning (EU) 2019/1896
Commission Communication. Policy document developing a multiannual strategic policy for European integrated border management in accordance with Article 8(4) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1896

Svensk departementsnotat offentliggjort 28.6.2022

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The Schengen Strategy of 2 June 2021 identified two important prerequisites for a fully functioning and resilient Schengen area. These were an integrated approach to external border management and a successful implementation of the new mandate of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, commonly referred to as Frontex. In particular, it stressed the need ‘to provide both the strategic framework and the operational components needed to better connect our policies and therefore eliminate loopholes between border protection, security, return, migration, while always ensuring the protection of fundamental rights’.

To achieve this objective, the European Union and its Member States need to work together, especially in the framework of the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG), towards achieving a fully effective European integrated border management (EIBM), bringing together all relevant players at both European and national levels. In this context, European integrated border management should be also fully integrated into the Schengen cycle.

As announced in the Schengen Strategy, the implementation of European integrated border management will be guided by the multiannual strategic policy cycle (EIBM policy cycle), to be prepared in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 (the EBCG Regulation). The Multiannual Strategic Policy cycle will guide how the European Border and Coast Guard should effectively operate as a structure over the next five years and implement the European integrated border management. At operational level, this cycle should give a common framework, steering the daily work of more than 120 000 European Border and Coast Guard officers from national authorities and Frontex.

In accordance with Article 8(4) of the EBCG Regulation, with the present policy document, the Commission is starting a consultation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the development of the multiannual strategic policy. The consultation will focus in particular on Chapter 5 of this policy document, which sets out policy priorities and strategic guidelines for a period of five years in relation to the 15 EIBM components set out in Article 3 of the EBCG Regulation.

In addition, it will seek the views of the institutions on how to set out an integrated, unified and continuous process for providing strategic guidelines to all the relevant EBCG and other European and national actors to ensure a coherent EIBM implementation. This to ensure that newly upcoming challenges are appropriately taken into account and priorities can be adapted to changing needs. Also this governance mechanism should become part of the multiannual strategic policy cycle.