Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter and the concept of Integrated Border Management. To help identify migratory patterns as well as trends in cross-border criminal activities, Frontex analyses data related to the situation at and beyond EU’s external borders. It monitors the situation at the borders and helps border authorities to share information with Member States. The agency also carries out vulnerability assessments to evaluate the capacity and readiness of each Member State to face challenges at its external borders, including migratory pressure. .
Since 2018, IDcentre is an official Frontex Partnership Academy. This status quo makes it possible to interact faster and more efficiently if our expertise is needed. Moreover, exchange of information and administrative procedures between IDcentre and other EU member state Partnership Academies become more efficient and faster.
IDcentre is part of the Document Specialist Board (DSB) working group of Frontex. In this working group the most relevant developments with regard to identity and travel documents are discussed. The conclusions result in recommendations which can be included by Frontex within the strategic policy.