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Deadline: 29/10/2015

Title

Public Consultation on the Smart Borders Package

Policy field(s)

Home Affairs; Immigration

Target group(s)

All citizens (EU nationals and non-EU nationals) and organisations were welcome to contribute. Contributions were sought from persons, Member States, EU Institutions, local, regional and national authorities, international organisations, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, third countries, social partners and civil society.

The Commission encouraged in particular members of the following target groups to participate:

  • Individuals, especially non-EU/third-country nationals that have travelled or intend to travel across the external borders of the Schengen area;
  • Public authorities, in particular EU Member States' authorities and Schengen States' authorities as well as third countries' authorities dealing with international cooperation on return and migration and/or data exchange;
  • Organisations (including non-governmental and civil society organisations, academia, research bodies, social partners, interest groups, consultancies, think tanks…), in particular having as a stated objective:
    • migrants and/or third-country nationals protection;
    • fundamental rights, privacy and data protection.
  • Carriers, transport and tourism operators/organisations as well as infrastructure operators /organisations (airports, sea ports and railway stations).

Period of consultation

From 29/07/2015 to 29/10/2015

Objective of the consultation

The aim of the consultation was to collect views and opinions to underpin the on-going impact assessment of the Smart Borders package and the policy preparation of the revised proposal that will be tabled by the Commission. It was also to gather new ideas and knowledge, and to test existing ideas and analysis.

The Smart Borders package is one of the priorities included in the European Agenda on Migration adopted by the Commission on 13 May 2015.

For more information on this consultation please read its background document pdf - 216 KB [216 KB] as well as the corresponding Inception Impact Assessment .

Results of consultation and next steps

Analysis of the public consultation: Results of the public consultation on Smart Borders pdf - 209 KB [209 KB]

Explanations about how the contributions have been taken into account will be given in the explanatory memorandum and in the impact assessment report of the Smart Borders proposal.

View the contributions

Organizations, public authorities, carriers and transport infrastructure operators

Contact details

Responsible service:

European Commission
DG Migration and Home Affairs
Unit B3 – Information Systems for Borders and Security

E-mail: HOME-SMART-BORDERS@ec.europa.eu

Postal address:

European Commission

DG Migration and Home Affairs

Unit B3 – Information Systems for Borders and Security

B - 1049 Bruxelles / Brussels

Belgique / België

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Proposals submitted in 2013 and accompanying documents:

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European parliament and of the Council establishing a Registered Traveller Programme (COM(2013) 97 final) with its accompanying Impact Assessment (Summary ) and Staff working document ;
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European parliament and of the Council establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data of third country nationals crossing the external borders of the Member States of the European Union (COM(2013) 95 final) with its accompanying Impact Assessment (Summary ) and Staff working document ;
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards the use of the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the Registered Traveller Programme (RTP) (COM(2013) 96 final).

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