For the years 2014-2020, the Commission has proposed to bring the overall home affairs budget to €10.9 billion. This represents an increase of almost 40% compared to the total budget for the previous period 2007-2013. Moreover, the number of home affairs funds and programmes should be reduced from six to two.
|Home affairs budget 2014-2020||€ million|
|Asylum and Migration Fund|
including Resettlement Programme and European Migration Network
|Internal Security Fund|
including new large-scale IT systems
|Existing large-scale IT systems and IT Agency||822|
(Europol, Frontex EASO, Cepol and EMCDDA)
Both Funds should have a sizeable external dimension to ensure that the EU has the means to pursue its Home Affairs policy priorities and uphold its interests in relations with non-EU countries. Financial support will be made available to ensure the territorial continuity of financing, starting in the EU and continuing in non-EU countries.
These instruments will also provide for a rapid response in cases of emergency. The Funds are designed to allow the EU to react appropriately in rapidly-evolving situations.
The reduction in the number of programmes and the corresponding implementing rules will streamline procedures and allow for a better understanding of the rules by all stakeholders.
Implementing funding under shared management instead of under direct management, where possible, will remove unnecessary bureaucratic burdens. Direct management will be maintained for specific transnational or particularly innovative projects as well as to support non-state actors and to promote events and studies. It will also be maintained for the flexible emergency response mechanism and the external dimension. For funds under shared management, the Commission proposes to move from annual programmes to a system of results-driven multi-annual programming.
There is also scope and need for improving synergy and coherence between the activities of the Commission and its agencies, in order to ensure that the agencies are effective in supporting practical cooperation among EU States. The management of large-scale IT systems, currently the Commission's responsibility, will gradually be transferred to the future IT Agency that will also be responsible for developing and managing future IT systems in this area.
The Commission's proposals for the future home affairs Funds were developed using the results of the mid-term reviews of the current generation of financial instruments in support of migration, asylum and borders and internal security.
An impact assessment (with its executive summary) was drafted to accompany the Commission's proposals for the future home affairs Funds. It examines options in relation to spending priorities for the period 2014-2020 and the best way to deliver future funding. An evaluation / impact assessment study [4 MB] was carried out to support the preparation of the impact assessment.
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