European Border and Coast Guard

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 on the European Border and Coast Guard

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Main tasks of the European Border and Coast Guard

Rescue operations

In accordance with international conventions such as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, any vessels participating in maritime operations coordinated by the Agency are bound to provide assistance to people in distress at sea. The Agency assists the participating countries in conducting search and rescue operations in order to protect and save lives during border surveillance operations at sea.

Monitoring of migration flows and risk analysis

EU border and coast guards

Processing of personal data

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

The regulation entered into force on 6 October 2016. The rapid reaction and technical equipment pools have been in place since December 2016.

BACKGROUND

The establishment of a European Border and Coast Guard is one of the measures set out under the European agenda on migration to reinforce the management and security of the EU’s external borders.

See also

* KEY TERMS

Joint operations: operations coordinated by the Agency and involving human resources and technical equipment provided by one or more EU country.

Return operations: where the Agency coordinates an operation which involves technical and operational reinforcement being provided by one or more EU countries, under which returnees from one or more countries are returned — either on a forced or voluntary basis.

Return interventions: where the Agency provides EU countries with enhanced technical and operational assistance, consisting of the deployment of European return intervention teams to EU countries and coordinates return operations.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on the European Border and Coast Guard and amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC (OJ L 251, 16.9.2016, pp. 1-76)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) (OJ L 77, 23.3.2016, pp. 1-52)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) 2016/399 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

last update 31.05.2017