Integrated border management

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Component I of the EUROFRONT Programme promotes the implementation of border management mechanisms that facilitate human mobility under the precepts of security and respect for human rights by strengthening and coordinating the public bodies that manage the border and introducing advanced elements of integrated border management, including the praxis developed by the European Union in the form of best practices, protocols and lessons learned.

Within the framework of this Programme, Integrated Border Management is developed through a consortium led by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), the Italo-Latin American International Organization (IILA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Integrated border management


Strategy design

To increase the know-how and skills needed to formulate and apply strategies in the field of Integrated Border Management, in particular in the search for a higher level of security and in the reduction of illegal activity on the border.

Promotion of security and development

To reduce crime at the borders and increase the positive effects on the migratory movement, trade, mobility and the economic and social development of the region.

Harmonisation of legal and institutional frameworks

To promote the harmonisation and coordination of the legal and institutional framework in border security at a national and bi-national level through analysis and regulatory adjustments, the drawing up and strengthening of agreements between organisations and the promotion of international cooperation actions on the border.

Strengthening procedures and practices

To propose and develop collaboration, the exchange of information between services and the transfer of best practices, strengthening inter-institutional coordination and international cooperation actions.

Capacity building

To increase capacities for inter-institutional coordination and international collaboration in national and regional institutions, promoting the classification, exchange and knowledge on border procedures.

Facilitation of infrastructures and services for the exchange of information

To strengthen operational skills through equipment and the creation of standardised technological solutions to improve inter-institutional cooperation and coordination, foster the exchange of information and intelligence and reduce costs.

Pillars of work

Pillar 1: Harmonisation of legal and institutional frameworks

Solid and effective police and judicial cooperation, incorporating the concept of Comprehensive Border Management, requires harmonisation of legal frameworks.

This action, coordinated by IILA, is aimed at compiling and analysing the relevant regulations on border management to identify critical points and good national and international practices, proposing hereunder specific recommendations for harmonisation and coordination between national and binational authorities.

Pillar 2: Definition of procedures and organisational practices

With an objective of institutional strengthening in terms of organisation and compliance, this FIIAPP-coordinated action focuses on the creation of procedures, following the Comprehensive Border Management model, using as a basic tool good practice examples from the EU's external borders, to identify regional experiences for exchange and to improve practice and procedures at the national level of intra-service, inter-agency and international cooperation.

Pillar 3: Development of human resources capabilities

With special attention to the promotion of specialisation and continuous training under a Training of Trainers methodology, this FIIAPP-coordinated action is oriented to the creation and development of capacities on a demand-driven approach, addressing issues such as border control instruments, human rights at borders, ethics and corruption, crime investigation, intelligence in border management, international protection and the combination of migratory currents.

Pillar 4: Infrastructure and technological equipment

With the aim of contributing to the improvement of interconnectivity and the use of technological solutions at the border, this IOM-coordinated action is aimed at evaluating and optimising the use of equipment in parallel with the improvement and development of capacities for the proper use of databases and common technical solutions in addressing problems associated with border security and supporting, under all circumstances, cooperation and coordination at all levels.