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Annual Conference on EU Border Management 2017 / September 28-29, 2017, Trier

Academy of European Law organizes the seminar

Annual Conference on EU Border Management 2017


September 28-29, 2017

This conference will debate the latest developments and challenges in the EU’s internal and external border management. It will analyse the latest reforms and proposals on the functioning and operation of EU border management systems, in particular SIS II, as well as Frontex’ role and responsibilities in the face of rising migratory concerns and irregular border crossings, one year after taking on new responsibilities as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Key topics
Latest Commission legislative proposals to strengthen border management systems and introduction of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)
Frontex: latest migratory trends and routes, joint border operations, Eurosur, operations since becoming the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, vulnerability assessment of Member States and cooperation with third countries
Operation Sophia: an update on the EU Naval Force Mediterranean’s (EUNAVFOR MED) active operations to counter smugglers, destroy their assets, cooperate with Libyan authorities and uphold the UN arms embargo
Latest EU-wide measures to counter irregular border crossings and improve border security
Developments in relation to smart borders, the setting-up and interlinking of national PNR systems and moving towards the interoperability of border management systems

A visit to the village of Schengen and its European Museum Schengen will form part of the conference.

Who should attend?
Law enforcement officers, border guards and ministry officials, NGOs active in the field.

Apply for a scholarship
The Sebastian-Cobler-Stiftung in Frankfurt/Main has generously offered to sponsor the participation at this conference of one legal practitioner.

Information for applicants
Application form

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