By integrating Switzerland into an EU network, this project broadened the sharing of information on irregular migration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new vehicle to transport equipment between harbours has made issuing transit and emergency visas to seamen both faster and easier.
Through digitisation, this project was able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of visa case handling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.