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VIS system

The VIS system facilitates the sharing of visa information between Schengen countries through system software and technical equipment such as fingerprint scanners, cameras and computers.

Project dates:  01/01/2012 - 30/06/2014EBFIceland

Support for the establishment of an immigration liaison officer network

By integrating Switzerland into an EU network, this project broadened the sharing of information on irregular migration.

Project dates:  01/01/2012 - 31/12/2012EBFSwitzerland

Purchase of equipment for the detection of false and falsified documents

This project purchased new equipment to detect false and falsified documents in overseas diplomatic missions, provided training and established a secure network for exchange of data.

Project dates:  01/11/2010 - 30/04/2012EBFMalta

Land border surveillance – strengthening of reaction capacity

The purchase of four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, as well as the installation of technical equipment, strengthened the Norwegian police’s border surveillance and response capacity.

Project dates:  01/06/2010 - 30/06/2012EBFNorway

The construction of Razkrižje border crossing point

The construction of a new border crossing point meeting Schengen standards improved working conditions for employees and ensured infrastructure was efficient for passenger and transport management.

Project dates:  26/05/2010 - 28/01/2011EBFSlovenia

VIS Transport – procurement of a vehicle

A new vehicle to transport equipment between harbours has made issuing transit and emergency visas to seamen both faster and easier.

Project dates:  01/05/2010 - 01/12/2011EBFSweden

Boosting the effectiveness of visa case handling via IT support (Visa Code (I))

Through digitisation, this project was able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of visa case handling.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 30/06/2012EBFDenmark

Supply of a device for highly effective detection of persons hiding in vehicles, without vehicle disassembly

The Hungarian national police purchased six heartbeat detectors and installed them at six border crossings to reduce the number of irregular immigrants entering the country hidden in vehicles.

Project dates:  17/08/2009 - 31/05/2010EBFHungary

Modernisation of the special vehicle equipped with mobile thermovisual technology

Modernised mobile thermovisual equipment has enabled the police to patrol Prague international airport more effectively, thereby stepping up protection of the Czech Republic’s external border.

Project dates:  01/04/2009 - 31/12/2009EBFCzech Republic

Training of Border Guard aviation employees

Training Border Guard aviation employees (helicopter pilot candidates, professional pilots, and technical staff) helped strengthen protection and surveillance of the EU’s external border and lay the groundwork for a quick response to border-related security threats.

Project dates:  01/03/2009 - 31/12/2010EBFPoland

Purchase of two medium size twin engine utility helicopters

To strengthen border control and surveillance, while simultaneously increasing the police's operational capacity, the Cyprus Police purchased two medium-sized twin engine utility helicopters.

Project dates:  22/12/2008 - 30/06/2012EBFCyprus

Purchase of a biometric identification system for the consulates in North Africa

Some 24 biometric identification systems were purchased and 28 kiosks installed in Spanish consulates in North Africa, allowing for fingerprints and facial identification to be carried out with the privacy required by Muslim culture.

Project dates:  01/12/2008 - 01/12/2009EBFSpain

Providing the regional training for consular officials about the common visa policy, in accordance with the requirements of the European Visa Code

State officials are receiving training on the issuing of Schengen visas, providing the Latvian consular service with qualitative and fully trained staff, knowledgeable on the common visa policy.

Project dates:  14/11/2008 - 15/06/2015EBFLatvia

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